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Dec 23rd (Saturday)

Blue Ridge Electric Coop. 

Helpers are asked to meet Eric and Sandy at 10:00 am  at Blue Ridge Electric Coop Building at 734 West Main Street in Pickens.  There the trucks will be unloaded and the bags placed in numerical order.


Country Santa Building

We will need 10-12 volunteers around 11:00 am to help reload the trucks. The trucks will have to make 3 to 4 trips to transfer the 3000+ bags to Pickens.


 

Dec 24th (Sunday)

Country Santa Building

We will need 10+ volunteers at the Country Santa Building Complex by 6:45 am to help with loading of boxed toys and bicycles.  When you come, you will be stopped by Deanna Hardin at the top of the hill.  Just tell her that you are there to help with the bicycles and she will let you through.  If possible, please car pool since parking will be limited.


Blue Ridge Electric Coop. 

Helpers are asked to meet Eric and Sandy at 7:30 am at Blue Ridge Electric Coop Building at 734 West Main Street in Pickens to help load deliverers. We will need 10 to 15 Bag Draggers

We hope to have all the driver volunteers loaded and on their way by noon or so. Delivery drivers still report to the Country Santa building FIRST to pick up the sheets. 112 Reece Lane, Pickens.

For delivery day volunteers, bring chairs and maybe a blanket for those breaks between vehicles.

We appreciate all our volunteers that come to help move the bags, load the cars and deliver the bags. Thank you.
 


 Procedure for elves showing up for delivery on Dec. 24th

  • Show up at the normal location at 112 Reece Lane as in the past. These instructions will be provided along with the standard "Elf Rules". 

  • Proceed to the Country Santa building as usual on Reece Lane. Delivery profile sheets will be picked up at the Country Santa building.

  • Food boxes for specified families will be picked up at the building.

  • You will be directed down to the lower parking lot to pick up any tagged toys in boxes or bikes that are for the families you are delivering to. Workers will load these items.   

  • Once loaded up, you will be directed back out of the drive....WITHOUT the toy bags. 

  • Proceed to Blue Ridge Electric Coop in Pickens to pick up the bags designated for each family. The elves will be waiting to load the bags in your vehicles. 

  • If you have any issues with the delivery, contact us by the telephone numbers listed on the Elf rules as before.

  • If you wish to do more deliveries, you will need to return to the Country Santa building for more profile sheets. Contact us to confirm we need additional runs.

  • While you wait, someone will pass our directions to Blue Ridge Electric Coop building in Pickens.
     

  • NOTE:  The directions on the Family Profile Sheets are based on starting from the Country Santa Building.  You will need to review them based on starting from Blue Ridge Electric Coop in Pickens and make directions adjustments to the family locations.

I know this requires move driving to get the deliveries done... but it is required for us to protect the toys from getting wet if it rains.  Our army of volunteers has worked hard every day since Thanksgiving to prepare all this for the drivers. I hope that you feel as I do that we owe this additional effort to the kids we help, and to these volunteers.  

Thank you for being a part of this Christmas miracle to help the kids......

        Country Santa (AKA Buddy Cox)
 


 


Directions from the Country Santa Building to Blue Ridge Electric Coop in Pickens:

Address: 112 Reece Lane, Pickens SC 29671 to 201 Nealy Street Pickens, SC 29671

From Reece Lane Turn Right on Miracle Hill Road Take a Right on Dacusville Hwy / SC-135 Turn Left on Pumpkintown Hwy / SC-8 Go 8.8 miles Stay straight to go onto E Main Street / SC-183 Go 0.9 miles Go past Blue Ridge Electric - Turn Right on Nealy Street Building is on the Left  Then follow the signs.
 

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