Community joins Toys for Tots to bring Christmas to Lancaster children

From left, Lancaster County Sheriff Patrick McCranie, Chief Deputy William Webb and pastor John Seltzer prepare to empty an overflowing Toys for Tots collection box at the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. The office is one of 37 collection site locations throughout Lancaster County. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi


by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

A united volunteer effort will help to make Christmas morning a little merrier for thousands of children.

For the first time, Toys for Tots will have a presence in Lancaster County, according to coordinator John C. Seltzer.

Seltzer, who serves as pastor at Corrottoman Baptist Church, recently announced Toys for Tots has partnered with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Santa program, Kiwanis Club of the Northern Neck, Northern Neck Marine Corps League Detachment #1062 and Lancaster County Public Schools to collect and distribute toys to qualifying children in Lancaster County. 

“Even the [Lancaster County] Lions Club is going to help us ‘wrap things up’ by picking up the boxes and bringing them back to the warehouse,” he said. “It’s about team work and….

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