BURTON — The Burton Fire Department held its annual toy drive event in the parking lot of the Burton Walmart, 5323 E. Court St., on Dec. 12.
The event benefitted the Salvation Army and included a visit from Santa from 1-5 p.m.
Due to coronavirus restrictions, this year’s event was a drive-by curbside drop-off where firefighters took the toys and other donated items out of people’s cars.
“Drive-thru has worked to our advantage this year,” said Firefighter Jeremy Schrarrer, in regard to the curbside drop-off which was popular with those donating.
The fire department partnered with the Burton Police Department and Swartz Ambulance for the toy drive.
Firefighters and ambulance personnel were also ringing the bell for the Salvation Army at the store entrances.