Oakboro police chief, Stanly sheriff climb roof for Toys for Tots

Published 5:10 pm Wednesday, December 2, 2020

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With the holiday shopping season well underway, two prominent members of the Stanly County law enforcement community looked to raise toy and monetary donations for kids this Christmas.

Oakboro Police Chief T.J. Smith joined forces with Stanly County Sheriff Jeff Crisco and others high atop the roof of the Napa Auto Parts store on Main Street in Oakboro for a toy and donation drive Wednesday.

Early in the morning, Smith and Crisco made the trek up a 10-foot ladder to climb onto the top of the roof to help bring donations for the Marine Corps League’s annual Toys for Tots drive. The officers spent time on the roof vowing to not come down until the end of the day or after filling a trailer full of toys.

Also spending time on the roof were other law enforcement officers and North Carolina Rep. Wayne Sasser.

A total of 53 bikes were donated along with toys and money.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio has served as the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press for more than 16 years and has written numerous news and feature storeis as well. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also won an award from Boone Newspapers, and has won four North Carolina Press Association awards.

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