Donations of toys, and cash, rolled in Saturday afternoon in memory of a long-time, well known Salina Realtor. Alpha Media Salina radio stations Y 93.7, FM 104.9, and News Radio 1150 KSAL hosted a toy drive at the Salina Target Store in memory of Dave Antrim.
Antrim was the owner and broker for Coldwell Banker, Antrim, Piper-Wenger Realtors for nearly 30 years in Salina, before retiring in 2009.
In 1996 Antrim was on the board at the Salvation Army. He saw their need for their Christmas “Toys for Tots” program, and started the “Toys From the Heart” effort. “Toys From the Heart” has evolved into an enormous annual project that now serves The Salvation Army, Catholic Charities and St. Francis Community Services.
Antrim was diagnosed back in October with a rare brain disease. He passed away Monday at his home in Kansas City.
The radio stations have been collecting toys for the St. Francis foster children as part of a “Christmas For Kids” effort. A special two-hour event on Saturday was in memory of Antrim. During the two hours, hundreds of toys and clothing were donated, as was about $500 in cash.
The radio stations’ collection efforts will continue through Monday. Donations of toys, children’s clothing, and money can be dropped off at the studios on the third floor of the Townsite building at 131 North Santa Fe, in Downtown Salina.
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