2015 Holiday Events

This year the entire Garner Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department is thrilled to take part in the United States Veterans Corps Toys for 'Lil' Troops Toy Drive in conjunction with our parade theme, "Home for the Holidays".

Toys for 'Lil' Troops was started by Veteran Marine, SSgt Stan Pinkus, who wanted to service the needs of the military. When he found out the Toys For Tots program only went to civilians, he created a toy program to serve low income and deployed troops
of military and Veteran families by providing new, unused toys for their children. The US Veterans Corps helped give Stan the image and logo and helps facilitate the distribution of the toys to the local military bases here in NC and beyond.

There will be toy drop boxes located at three Parks and Recreation office locations in Garner. So while you are out shopping this year, remember to pick up a new toy for the the child of a service member and visit any of our locations to donate!


Town Hall Administrative Offices
900 7th Avenue
Building A
Garner, NC 27529
Open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Garner Performing Arts Center
742 W. Garner Road
Garner, NC 27529
Open Monday through Friday 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and during shows.

Garner Senior Center
205 E Garner Road
Garner, NC 27529
Box will be available during program hours

Toys for 'Lil' Troops