Friends of Branson Mayor Raeanne Presley have come up with an interesting way to celebrate her 50th birthday. Friends, colleagues, and residents of Branson are invited to share in her special day this Monday, October 29th, at Catina Laredo Mexican Restaurant, at the Branson Landing from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Instead of gifts for her, Presley, has asked that guests bring toys. Those toys will be donated to to charitable organizations in the Tri-Lakes area that will distribute them to children in need this Christmas. Organizers are hoping to collect at least 50 toys, one for every birthday the Mayor has celebrated.
'To honor Raeanne’s perennial ‘young-at-heart’ disposition as well as her dedication to serving our community, we would like guests to show their support for our area’s kids,' says organizer Ann McDowell.
For more information, or if you are unable to attend but would like to donate a toy, please call Tracey Barton at (417) 335-7357.
(by Kathee Baird)