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Cowboy Santas to herd toy drive in Sundance Square



    Santa Cowboys Up
    Michele Hudson
    Checking under the tree for Christmas gifts

    by Bruce Felps

    Cowtown welcomes Cowboy Santas for the 30th year when the charitable white hats ride into Sundance Square during this year’s toy drive — ya know, instead of cattle drive.

    They set up camp from 6-9 a.m., Dec. 17, at Main Street between 3rd and 4th streets.

    According to an organization spokes-cowboy, Michael Vega, quoted on The 109, they’re out to rustle up toys for 12,000 kids in 5,000 families, and that there, padner, is one big roundup.

    It’s big time, too. Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief, Rosie Moncrief, and members of the Fort Worth Police Department join the posse at the Friday morning event.

    They need all manner of gift items, such as but not limited to, electronics, educational toys, books — they’re high on books — dolls, games, sports equipment, bicycles, but no toy guns. They don’t do toy guns.

    Oh, and if you’re missing the point, this is all about making some kids, members of low-income families in Tarrant County, a little happier this Christmas.

    So get the lead out and blah blah cowboy cliché, and lend a helping hand to these wranglers. A kid will thank you.

    Bruce Felps owns and operatesEast Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He can come up with 200 words on anything. Go ahead, try him.