Neveu also added, that with the economy, she believes that there will be a greater need for families this year.
However, she knows that the event does make a difference. One of the most touching moments for Neveu was when she was able to directly see the result of her hard work. Last year, a young woman went up to her and introduced her daughter, saying that when she was little, her family was one that received toys.
"I could actually see someone I had helped and she was carrying on the tradition by bringing her kid to share with others," Neveu said.
In addition to Santa and live entertainment, staff of AmeriCU Credit Union in Oneida will be helping to serve refreshments and the Madison County dairy princess and maids will be passing out dairy products.
Z-Club from Oneida has volunteered to help load the Nye trucks that will deliver the toys to the Salvation Army. Also, according to Neveu, Wampsville Mayor Billie Keller called to volunteer.
Donations will be accepted at Nye Automotive Group during the event 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 12. Toys can also be dropped off under the Christmas tree during the week, at AmeriCU Credit Union in Oneida or the Dollar General on Rt. 5 in Sherrill.