A last-minute explosion of giving at an area collection drive for food, pet food and toys helped fill Santa’s Semi last weekend at Dream Home Realty Center in Wood River. The goal of the Fill Santa's Semi was to fill a pair of 53' trailers full of those items to help local organizations help the less fortunate this holiday season.
Sherry Gilleland is the event organizer and says she was nervous at the start of the day when they started with one half-full trailer.
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Last year they filled a 48' trailer after filling a bus the previous year and a trolley the first year. She says there are plans already being made for next year, but can't reveal yet what is in the works.