A father's pride inspires him to help others with Toys for Tots Waynesburg Carriage is now a drop off for Toys for Tots

By MIKE Mundy The Press-News Published:

Waynesburg Carriage in Waynesburg is pleased to announce that it will act as a drop center for the Marines Toys for Tots program. Sales Manager Rick Cuenot has worked with the Marines to set up this opportunity for contributing Christmas gifts to needy children, a mainstay of Marine aid for children.

"My son is a Marine so I guess I am sensitive to Marine programs," said Cuenot. "I met the Marine Toys for Tots reps last summer at the Louisville Constitution Day Festival. A conversation started and we brought it to Waynesburg Carriage. George (Bowling) was entirely supportive of the idea."

Cuenot's son, Richard Casey, who goes by Casey, is a corporal in the United States Marines. The 2009 Louisville graduate has served almost three years in the Marines and has already put one stint in Afghanistan, and he will soon be returning there. Fortunately, Casey will be home for Christmas.

As a result of Cuenot being proud of his son and wanting to do something for others, Waynesburg Carriage is now a toy drop off center. Toys must not only be new but also unwrapped. Used toys or new ones without wrapping are not eligible for donation. Any kind of toy is acceptable. Cash donations will also be accepted.

Toys can be dropped off at the Waynesburg Carriage show room any day up through their collection on Dec. 10.

The showroom is open until 8 p.m. on Monday and Friday. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday it is open until 6 p.m. The showroom closes for the week at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Toys for Tots is a non-profit program administered by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. This Foundation has supported Toys for Tots since 1991.

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