Kingston Elementary students ‘grab toys’ for kids in need of a Christmas

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Imagine having five minutes to run through the toy aisle at Toys R Us to grab toys for good girls and boys this Christmas — because that is what 2nd grader Taylor Boggs and 5th grader Christina Gegg will get to do.

They are the winners of Kingston Elementary’s first ever Toy Grab, only there is a twist. All the toys they grab will be paid for by Kingston Elementary and donated to Operation Santa Claus, which is a toy drive overseen by the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office. 

The money comes from Kingston’s cash winnings the past two years after placing in the Food Bank’s Pack the Pantry contest. The lucky shoppers were determined by a random drawing. For every toy a student at Kingston donated to Operation Santa Claus, they received an entry. There were a lot of entries, as Kingston students donated nearly 300 toys. 

At 7:15 a.m. Wednesday morning, Taylor and Christina shopped for toys and afterward, all the toys were taken to Kingston Elementary for students to see. Then, the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office picked up the load of toys that afternoon.