Hadleigh Fulghum, Parker Fulghum and Peyton Fulghum help carry canned goods out of Vicki’s School of Dance to an awaiting Bossier Sheriff’s Office trailer.

A simple holiday challenge is paying it forward in a big way.

Vicki’s School of Dance donated 377 new, unwrapped toys for Operation Christmas Wish, a special holiday program by the Bossier Sheriff’s Office. The toys were collected during a two week drive at the dancing school, located at 1020 Chinaberry Drive in Bossier City.

Throughout the month of December, Vicki’s asked all of their dancers to complete three acts of Christmas Kindness.

“Our community is very important to us, we are always looking for positive ways to impact it,” Sara Fulghum said. “We want to share our love for the community with our dancers.”

This was the fifth year the studio has collected toys and it’s their biggest donation to date. Not only did they donate toys, but they donated canned goods to help restock the shelves for Operation Blessing after the Sheriff’s Office delivered 450 Special Christmas Food Boxes last Wednesday.

Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington along with Capt. Doug Lauter and Sgt. Tina Fruge’ graciously accepted their donation.

“This kind of donation is phenomenal,” Whittington said. “They will all be used…I can promise you that.”

By Amanda Simmons