Charity Lane a Success

The first of two weekends for a benefit for non-profits has concluded.

Charity Lane, a festival of lights to benefit non-profit organizations throughout the county, began Friday night and continued through Sunday night.

Tammy Whitmire, one of the event organizers, said the first weekend of Charity Lane went incredibly well.

“We took in over $7,000 at the gate, which is a little over $600 than what we did last year over those three days. We’re excited that so many people came out, and we heard wonderful reviews, everyone was really excited.”

One non-profit in particular collected toys throughout the weekend to provide gifts for children in need that reside in this area.

Toys for Tots said that at their booth along Charity Lane, they collected over one hundred and fifty toys over the three nights, in addition to over eight hundred dollars in cash.

Charity Lane will continue next weekend, beginning just after 5:30 each night and continuing through around 11pm, with the last car being admitted around 10:15pm or so.