Toys for Tots Christmas Parade Warms the Hearts of McHenry New Homes Residents

Toys for Tots Parade

Toys for Tots Christmas Parade Warms the Hearts of McHenry New Homes Residents

The Toys of Tots Christmas Parade is a wonderful tradition for the families of our nearby McHenry new homes. Sunday, Nov. 20 at 1 p.m. marks the date for this annual parade and toy drive. It’s run by the Downtown Business Association, and shops are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Green Street, Main Street and Riverside Drive. The parade begins at 1 p.m. on Main Street by the railroad station and will end on Broad Street at Veterans Park.

Spectators are urged to bring a NEW unwrapped toy for a girl or boy to hand to parade riders or bring to the Marine’s toy drop-off in Veterans Park. The toys stay in our community and are distributed to the children of low income families by the Toys For Tots Program through area schools.

Following the Parade, Santa Claus will be in the gazebo at Veterans Memorial Park, and all children are invited to come and tell Santa their Christmas desires. The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will begin at dusk in the city park.

Liberty Trails is only minutes from the city park and all of the activities that are celebrated there throughout the year. Besides being a beautiful quiet location close to schools, shopping, the train, hospital and all the parks and recreation, it’s a community where you can make a home for you and your family.

Gerstad Builders has built homes in this area for more than 25 years and currently has four different locations to choose from including Liberty Trails in McHenry, The Trails of Pheasant Ridge in Richmond, The Trails of Dawson Creek in Poplar Grove and Bailey Estates in Williams Bay, Wis.

Award-winning Williams Bay, Richmond, McHenry and Poplar Grove homes range in size from 1,382 square feet to 3,200 square feet, so no matter what size or style home you’re looking for we’ll help you find the home of your dreams.

Call 815-385-4495 or visit the Gerstad Builders website for further info.