Gavin Rabbit 504 ‘Tis indeed the season to be Jolly – and, to be generous. Recently WXBQ 96.9 in Bristol, Va. lent a hand to the Marines and their Toys for Tots campaign, with the Sixth Annual Bicycle Roundup.

The on-air staff joined the Marine Corps at Super K-Mart and Wal-Mart stores for three consecutive days, rounding up bicycles for underprivileged children in Northeast, Tenn. and Southwest, Va.

Gavin Rabbit 500 The goal for this year’s round up was 1,000 bicycles. I haven’t talked to the guys since the round up ended, so I’m not sure how many bicycles were donated this year, but they always do a great job helping out area children.

Every one of WXBQ’s deejays got to visit the area stores collecting the bikes for the kids. Thanks to Steve Stroud, Richard Quillen, Reggie Neel, Marc Tragler, Marcus Brooks and Matthew James for giving their time to this worthy cause.

Luke Toys for Tots - Copy Last Sunday, Luke Bryan joined the Marines in Nashville for a Toys for Tots day.  This event was held at LP Field before the Tennessee Titans game – they played the Cleveland Browns that afternoon. Luke donated baseball bats, gloves and balls to the Marines, on behalf of Rawlings Sporting Equipment. Luke got to sing the  National Anthem to open the game, too. (In case you missed it – Titans 28, Browns 9),

Kiss toys Our friends over the mountain at 99.9 Kiss Country, in Asheville, N.C., got a little help from Jimmy Wayne and Chuck Wicks at their toy collection this year.

Chuck I think it’s awesome that even though our economy is not in the best shape, I have a 401K that is most likely not worth much, and no one seems to know what tomorrow might be like – everyone is still reaching deep into their pockets to pull out a little something to help someone else.

Jimmy In addition to helping out with the toy collection (that’s quite a pile of toys up there), Chuck and Jimmy also performed for fans, and took time to meet the people and sign autographs.

That’s all for now. I better get off of this thing and get my Christmas tree decorated! You guys take care – talk to you soon! Don’t forget to write – nobody likes an empty mail box (especially me).

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‘Tis indeed the season to be Jolly – and, to be generous. Recently WXBQ 96.9 in Bristol, Va. lent a hand to the Marines and their Toys for Tots campaign, with the Sixth Annual Bicycle Roundup. The on-air staff joined the Marine Corps at Super K-Mart and...