Representatives of the Veterans of Foreigns Wars Post 3278 and the VFW Auxiliaries presented two checks totaling $3,000 Wednesday to the Toys for Kids program.
    The checks were the results of a fish fry fundraiser held in October at the VFW.
    It took only a few moments until the name of radio personality and Toys for Kids supporter Brian Wade was mentioned. Wade died Saturday at the age of 42.
    Although the fundraiser was held several weeks before Wade’s passing, post commander James Masters noted the donation Wednesday was in Wade’s honor. Graveside and memorial services were held Wednesday for Wade.
    Toys for Kids founder Wanda Martin, who accepted the checks from the VFW and its auxiliary, said Wade had started the “Two-Stepping for Toys” event. “We love Brian. He helped our organization by starting the (Two-Stepping) program.”
    Martin said toys in demand include items related to Ninja Turtle, Pokemon, Peppa Pig, Frozen, Minions, legos, skateboards, remote cars, paw patrol and superheroes.
    “And of course the biggest request is bicycles,” Martin said.