Fellow COTV Santa’s Helpers

That very merry time of year will be upon us before we know it, so get out your calendar and circle the date of Sunday, December 2, now and make sure to participate in COTV’s Annual Toy Run.

Now that we are such a large group, we can help to make a real difference to children who might not otherwise receive any gifts. As always, we ask for UNWRAPPED toys and gifts. In addition to the easy choices for young ones, we need to remember older children as well. Sporting goods, books, games, etc. make good choices. Gifts don’t have to be expensive and that helps, so that we can donate even more than we did last year. Remember, shop for toys and gifts, NOT GIFT CARDS.



We will get together on Sunday, December 2, from 9am – 11am at our usual meeting place, Kohl’s parking lot.

The Marines from the Camp Pendleton program will be there with a truck to pick up our donations and chat with us from 9am – 11am. Donuts will be available at Kohl’s for those who come early enough, but bring your own coffee, tea or hot chocolate. If you want donuts, you should RSVP for the Meet the Marines portion as well, so that we have enough.

At 11:00am, we will depart the shopping center for a short mystery run (a little longer than last year, with one potty stop) to our lunch destination.


We will be celebrating the holiday with more food at 12 am. Lunch will be an entree, salad and bread. Coffee and water are included. The price is $15 per person. Wine and soft drinks are available at a reasonable additional cost.

Please RSVP as soon as possible so that we can confirm the group seating with the restaurant if you will be joining us for lunch. We will need a final head count by Sunday, November 25, so that they can make sure to have plenty of staff on hand to serve us and plenty of room to seat us and plenty of food on hand to feed us.

Please RSVP as soon as possible so that we can confirm the group seating with the camp ground (if you will be joining us for lunch).



RSVP Daryl at




Please be sure to don your “gay apparel” (Santa hats, that is!) and bring lots of toys for needy girls and boys!


(This is VERY Important!)

RSVP By Sunday, November 25



We are having problems at the Restaurants

because some members are not

RSVPing for Themselves or their Guests.

We’d Love To Have You There…. but,

Our Toy Runs have a lot of attendees.

We can’t just show up with more

folks and expect to be seated.

You must RSVP for Lunch.