The turkey hasn’t been cooked, let alone carved, but the Toys for Tots campaign is going full swing to make sure children in Okaloosa and Walton counties experience Christmas this year. There are plenty of opportunities to donate new, unwrapped toys in what’s left of November.



• Nov. 24: Sandestin What-A-Burger, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Nov. 24-25: Destin Commons Toy Drive at Bass Pro Shop, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Nov. 28: Destin Walmart, 4-6 p.m.
• Nov. 30: Fort Walton Beach Walmart, 4-6 p.m.



Marines will be on location at all events.



The Emerald Coast Association of Realtors and Toys for Tots thank our community partners: Cumulus Radio, Apex Radio, Wal-Mart, Bass Pro Shops, Destin Commons, What-A-Burger, and others for their generosity and willingness to help local children.



“We do this so children can have a Christmas,” said Susan Rood, Realtor and Emerald Coast Toys for Tots coordinator. “And so parents get the hug that comes from a happy child.”