20th Annual Toy Drive a BIG Success!

Post date: Dec 23, 2011 7:45:11 AM

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18 BIG held its 20th Annual Celebrity Holiday Caroling & Toy Drive in St. Mark School's Auditorium this weekend and in just two hours collected over 450 toys for needy area children. All toys were delivered that night to the Battered Woman's Shelter in Sheepshead Bay.Special thanks to all the great performers, including Vanilla Fudge lead guitarist Vince Martell (www.vincemartell.com) and his band; Denver recording artist Peg Pearl; members of local bands Girls On Top (www.girlsontopnyc.com), Neptune Jam (www.neptunejam.com), and SpinBox (www.SpinBoxBand.com); singer/songwriters Diane Baumann (www.KidZEntertainmentInc.com) and Annika Vitolo (www.annikavitolo.com), who sang her own Sheepshead Bay version of the 12 Days of Christmas); guitar-slinger Charlie Martinez; and other fun musicians.Thanks to Dunkin Donuts of Sheepshead Bay Road, Jimmy's Famous Heros of Sheepshead Bay, St. Mark School, the Lovee Doll Toy Company, Channel 12 News' coverage of the event, all of the BIG volunteers, and the generous local people of the south Brooklyn area who came out, some with large bags of beautiful new toys!What a great way to end the year. Happy & Healthy to ALL!