Students throughout the district will be braving the chilly winds once again for the KZSN Toy-A-Thon.


Students throughout the district will be braving the chilly winds once again for the KZSN Toy-A-Thon.

On Dec. 2 beginning at 6 a.m. KZSN will be broadcasting and at 10:30 a.m. kids from USD 490 will be performing in the Walmart parking lot for the third year in a row.

“We have been with it since the beginning,” said USD 490 Superintendent Sue Givens.

“Our first performance will be at 10:30 a.m. and Washington and Skelly second graders will be performing together.”

El Dorado High School’s KAY group and Student Council members will be making toy presentations at 10:50 a.m., followed by EHS choir performances beginning at 11 a.m.

The EHS orchestra will provide entertainment at 11:30 a.m. and then groups from EHS targeted instruction seminars will be presenting toys.

At noon, EHS Encore members will be entertaining the crowd led by District Representative Steve Appleman.

At 12:30 p.m. the El Dorado Middle School band will be performing followed by EMS Student Council members toy presentations at 12:50 p.m.

Choir members from EMS will begin performances at 1 p.m. and at 1:30 fifth graders from Lincoln Elementary will entertain onlookers.

Second grade students from Jefferson and Grandview will then perform together as the final act at 1:45 p.m.

Extend High School students will also be taking part in the day’s activities as greeters. They will be welcoming guests and helping with toys.

“Every one of our schools will be represented that day,” said Givens.

“All of our schools will be bringing presentations and donation.”

Givens, along with students and all participants, are hoping for nice weather conditions.

“It is the one time our district comes together for the community and we think it is an important lesson to learn beyond reading, writing and math skills,” she explained.

“It is such an important life lesson, life is enriched when you can serve others.

“Our kids really respond and they begin to understand that they are an important part of the community.”

“We love the opportunity and we are glad to be included.”

All toys collected will go to those in need in the area.