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Operation Santa Claus — Mission Accomplished!

Operation Santa Claus Thanks to all of you this past week the stations of Townsquare Media Lawton: Z94, KLAW 101 and My 107.3 along with Jim Glover Chevrolet, Wal-Mart and the Lawton Firefighters Association managed to collect 301 new bicycles and 2 truck loads of toys to help needy families with children this holiday season. There’s gonna be some really happy kids in Lawton, Fort Sill come Christmas morning!

We started the bike drive on Thursday (12-12-13) at 11:00am with all 3 stations broadcasting live non-stop until Friday night (12-13-13) at 6:00pm We camped out at the dealership and lived there until we wrapped it up, all live on air. The good, bad and the ugly!

We all had a great time doing it, sure it was a lot of work, a lot of hours, but a lot of fun as well. We’d like to thank all of you who came out and donated bikes and toys, or just stopped by and wished us luck. We couldn’t have do this without you!

Take a look at the photo to the left, Jim Glover Chevrolet’s showroom was a sea of bicycles and toys all generously donated by you. I’m still amazed at how many we collected during the 30 hour drive. Everything that was brought out will be delivered to area kids prior to Christmas by the Lawton Firefighters Association. 100% of you donations will stay right here in the Lawton, Ft. Sill community to help local families with children this Christmas.

We definitely have to thank Wal-Mart for all there help and the special pricing on their bikes during the drive. We actually bought them out, there wasn’t a single bike left in the department by Friday night. They built and sold them all! We’d also like to thank Sleep Inn & Suites, Russell’s Donuts, Charley’s Grilled Subs and Mooyah Burgers for all their support throughout the 30 hour marathon broadcasts, we really appreciate everything you guys did! With everyone pitching in ‘Operation Santa Claus’ 2013 was a HUGE success, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Check out the photo gallery from this year’s event! We’ll see you again NEXT YEAR!

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