- Published on Thursday, 13 November 2014 14:57
- Written by Breanna Bright
The Tiny Town Toy Drive hosted by the Boars Nest in Scott City is only on its second year, but despite the name, Tammy Mouser, one of the owners of Boars Nest, wants it to be the main charity event for their little town.
A mother of three, Tammy knows the importance of giving children a good Christmas. Last year, what started out as a Christmas party turned into a charity event that raised over $200, and brought in six bags of toys.
Tammy, said, “It was a good turnout, but I want to make the toy drive bigger and better each year.”
You don’t often associate bars and toy drives, but Tammy says it’s “all about family” and that many of the patrons are family people just looking for a place to relax and have fun. It all started ten years ago with Tammy’s father, Joe Smith, turned their pig shed into the Boars Nest bar. Joe kept the building open all year long, even on Thanksgiving and Christmas, knowing that there were people who might not have any other place to go. The generosity seems to run in the family. Tammy and her mother continue to keep the bar open every day, and will be using the proceeds from the toy drive to help needy families in the area. Half will go to the Scott City Women’s Club, while the other half will be used to buy brand new toys. Tammy says she has a list of children who come from needy families that she’ll be buying for.
The Toy Drive is on December 13, and is an all-day event, with free food served at 5:30 and music starting at 8:00. Anything is appreciated – from blankets to toys - but needs to be unwrapped. If you can’t make it to the party a drop off box is available any time after Thanksgiving. T-shirts will be available for $10, and there is still room for sponsors (sponsor names will go on the T-shirts). Call Tammy Mouser at 573-318-4947, or visit the Facebook page.