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 48’ trailer full of those items to help local organizations help the less fortunate this holiday season. While it wasn’t bursting at the seams, organizers were pleased with the response from the community
Sherry Gilleland is the event organizer and says she was nervous at the start of the day with the semi only about 25% full.
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Last year they filled a bus after filling a trolley the first year. She says there are no plans to expand to a larger container next year, so they will work on filling a single semi again in 2015.