For decades now, the United States Marine Reserve has been committed to its great work with underprivileged children around the United States, especially at Christmas time when they usually are unable to get the toys and things that they deserve. Many places at many different times during the Christmas shopping season, the US Marine Reserve is hard at work not only collecting toys but monies to help those families and children who would otherwise have no Christmas at all. So, both the Galaxy Diner and the North Georgia MOPAR Club have gone to bat with the US Marine Reserve in November of the past three years and have held a Toys for Tots Cruise In at the diner.
This past year, on Saturday, November 19, 2011, from 1pm-4pm, the special Cruise-In has been no exception to success. From at least two weeks out until the day of the event, customers and patrons, new and old, have been showing up with a new toy in hand as well as a cash donation. This year’s Toys for Tot’s Cruise In has seen nearly 85 cars from the days of old to nearly futuristic pull into the Diner’s parking lot and enter into various contests and more. For those who donated toys and money, a free cruise-in t-shirt was offered. One of the top prizes was donated by local business Andrews Executive Car, LLC for a free limo ride to the airport.
As of late count, nearly 400 toys were collected along with over $1,500 in cash donations for the Toys for Tots. The either equaled or by-passed the year before. Well over a few hundred people showed up to enter their vehicles or just to be spectators and take photos. The weather was great and there was no doubt that by the day’s end, many children and families are going to have smiles on Christmas Day.
The Galaxy Diner will be open on Thanksgiving Day for those interested in having a great meal that has been traditional on this day since the pilgrims had the first dinner hundreds of years ago. Turkey and all of the trimmings will be part of the menu from 7am-2:00pm. So, come by the Galaxy Diner and enjoy a Thanksgiving meal with your friends and family.
For more information on the Galaxy Diner of Atlanta, located at 3320 Henderson Mill Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, visit its website at: www.galaxydineratlanta.net. For more information on the North Georgia MOPAR Club, visit its website at: www.northgeorgiamoparclub.com/. For more information on the US Marine Reserve Toys for Tots program, visit its website at: www.toysfortots.org/