Burton fire department holds toy drive



From left, Burton Firefighters Jeremy Scharrer, Jacob Palmer (as Santa) and Cody Revolt were at Walmart in Burton on Saturday accepting toy donations for the Salvation Army. Photos by Gary Gould

From left, Burton Firefighters Jeremy Scharrer, Jacob Palmer (as Santa) and Cody Revolt were at Walmart in Burton on Saturday accepting toy donations for the Salvation Army. Photos by Gary Gould

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.

The inside of the fire truck at about 4 p.m., Saturday.

The inside of the fire truck at about 4 p.m., Saturday.