With the Santa’s Workshop 500 just two weeks away, Appalachian Power’s Fieldale Service Center has already gone full-power in the 2017 edition of the Martinsville Speedway Christmas Toy Drive, by garnering 100 percent participation from its staff for their annual Community Giving Project.
The center has collected toys and raised thousands of dollars for the toy drive, which benefits Grace Network of Martinsville and Henry County.
“While it has a new name and a new look this year, Martinsville Speedway’s Toy Drive has been a key part of the Christmas season in Martinsville and Henry County and we really wanted to be a part of it this year,” External Affairs Manager Amanda Witt-Cox said. “We are very proud to have 100 percent participation and knowing that all of the proceeds stay right here in our area has a lot to do with that.”
Santa will also arrive at the Speedway in style, courtesy of a ride on a decorated and lighted Appalachian Power bucket truck.
“Having 100 percent participation from the Fieldale Service Center shows Appalachian Power’s commitment to our area extends beyond the power services they provide every day,” Speedway President Clay Campbell said. “This shows they’re invested in the people they serve and truly believe in the people of Martinsville and Henry County.”
In its 23rd year, Santa’s Workshop 500 is slated for December 9 from 4-8 pm. This year’s edition has been expanded to include:
· “Sleigh Rides” – for a $10 donation or a new, unwrapped toy fans can take their personal cars for laps around the Speedway.
· “Deck The Stalls” – For $25 groups can purchase a pit stall to decorate. The pit stalls will be judged and the winning group will receive a $500 prize. Second place will receive a four pack of tickets to the STP 500.
· “Sounds of the Seasons” – Choirs from around the area will sing Christmas songs throughout the evening.
· “A Visit With Santa” – Santa Claus will take a break from making toys to visit Martinsville Speedway from 5-7 to find out what the children want for Christmas.
For more information about the Toy Drive or to sign up to decorate a pit stall, call 276-956-7200.