There is a big need for donations of all kinds in Wood River. Santa's Semi is parked outside Dream Home Realty Center at 543 E. Ferguson Avenue. The hope it to fill the bus with food for humans and animals, and also stuff it full of toys, coats, gloves and blankets, but right now the semi is only about a quarter full.
The event is the brainchild of Sherry Gilleland, who says their hopes of trying to fill a 48’ trailer is still alive, but time is running out.
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Tomorrow’s event at Dream Home Realty runs from 9am-2pm. Pictures with Santa begin at 10:00. She says recipients of the donations include a number of local food pantries, the 5A's, the Riverbend Humane Society, Hope Rescues, and Toys for Tots. You can donate at a number of local businesses, or call Gilleland at 779-0990.