Giving Tree Shines in Sherman

A crowd gathered to watch Santa flip the switch on the Giving Tree in Sherman Friday. The tree lighting served as the official kick-off for the 11th annual Toys for Tots toy drive.

Last year, Toys for Tots organizers collected around 30,000 toys. They're hoping to exceed last year's total. Around 15,000 kids in Texoma will see gifts under the tree this Christmas, because of Toys for Tots.

If you would like to donate an unwrapped toy, drop-off locations are set up all over Texoma including the KXII-TV studios in Sherman and Ardmore.