East County News Service
December 2, 2017 (El Cajon) - You've kicked off the season with the Mother Goose Parade. Now it's time for another El Cajon tradition: the Salvation Army Fire Truck Toy Parade. The Salvation Army partners with the Fire Department, KOGO 600 News Radio, Stoney's Kids Legacy and Target on Saturday, December 9. The festivities start at 9 a.m. at the Target parking lot at 250 Broadway, where KOGO will start broadcasting live at 9 a.m. and will be interviewing groups and organizations participating in donations. The parade rolls out at 11 a.m. A few local celebrities will attend - Bonnie, daughter of Stoney Stone, founder of the East County Toy and Food Drive, is planning to be there and it's even rumored that Santa will make an appearance. For more information, contact Cpt. Sean Kelsey at 619-440-4683 ext. 402.
While this event ends at noon, the toy drive for needy families in El Cajon will continue until December 16. If you'd like to donate a new, unwrapped toy, you can do so at this event, at the Angel Tree at Parkway Plaza on the weekends, or any day during business hours at the 1011 Main Street location. You can even purchase a toy online with Amazon's wish list feature. See the elcajon.salvationarmy.org website for more information.