If you are in the giving mood, there is a big need in Wood River.  Santa's Semi is parked outside Dream Home Realty Center at 543 E. Ferguson Avenue.  The hope it to fill two trucks on Saturday with food for humans and animals, and also stuff it full of toys, coats, gloves and blankets.

The event is the brainchild of Sherry Gilleland, who says they have filled a trolley, a bus and a single semi in previous years, so they decided to up their expectations this year and try to fill a pair of trailers.  She tells The Big Z they are just a little past halfway full on trailer #1 at the moment.

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Saturday's event is from 9am - 2pm and will include appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus, The Grinch, Elsa and Anna.  There will also be cookies, donuts and milk.  She says donations will be split between a number of local charities.  You can donate at a number of local businesses, or call Gilleland at 779-0990.


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