Friday, December 11, 2009

WedgWorship, the Texas Rangers, and Toys for Tots

Rangers to Participate in United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program for Seventh Consecutive Year
12/03/2009 10:09 AM ET

The Texas Rangers announced today that the club will participate in the United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Holiday Toy Drive for the seventh consecutive year. Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler will join his wife, Tess as the Ambassadors for the Toys for Tots program. It marks the fourth consecutive season that the Kinslers have served in that role. Each year, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program results in the collection of thousands of new, unwrapped toys that are distributed to needy children and families in North Texas. The 2009 Toys for Tots Finale will take place on Thursday, December 10 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington in Vandergriff Plaza from 5:00 until 9:30 p.m. Current and former Rangers players will be on hand to sign autographs and local musical groups will sing carols. Other activities will include pictures with Santa Claus, face painting, and other games and crafts. Free food and beverages will be provided by SportService. The Toys for Tots Finale is open to the public free of charge with donations of new unwrapped toys greatly encouraged.
The Wedgworship adult choir participated in the Toys for Tots finale at the Texas Rangers Ballpark on Thursday night. We presented the music from our Christmas concert, singing five (maybe six) songs and enduring frigid temperatures as we sang. Poor Genny - couldn't even feel her fingers after playing the keyboard for the preshow and then our set! But it was really fun getting out of our little box, serving others, and celebrating Christmas in the community, even if we were all popcicles by the time we left.

the band!

frozen Genny!

the kerosene heater was a lifesaver!

the stadium looked really weird without people and lights

2 comments:

Amie Vaughan said...

that is so cool! and who'd have thought it'd be that cold in texas? ;)

Genny said...

Reading this post makes me cold!