Chatterbox Restaurant and Ideal Farms hold monster truck event to gather toys for the Season of Hope

| 15 Feb 2012 | 10:14

    What happens when the owners of a restaurant, a farm stand and a collection of monster trucks get together to come up with an idea for a toy drive? Area residents are invited to find out on Saturday, Dec. 3, when car enthusiasts who bring a new, unwrapped toy or a $5 contribution to the Chatterbox Restaurant between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. will be allowed to ride in a monster truck in the unused fields at Ideal Farms. All proceeds benefit the Season of Hope Holiday Toy Drive for Sussex County children. The vehicles will be provided by New Jersey Monster Trucks, a company which specializes in hosting monster truck events throughout the state. The Chatterbox Restaurant is located at 1 State Highway 15, at the intersection of Route 206, in Augusta. Ideal Farms is located across the street. Patrons are invited to park at the Chatterbox, drop off their contributions and queue up for a joy ride. Hosting the event in support of local families was important to Don Hall, owner of the Chatterbox Restaurant and a supporter of Project Self-Sufficiency. “I am very familiar with Project Self-Sufficiency. It is a county-based organization and we want to keep these contributions in the county.” Those who wish to contribute, but who are unable to attend are encouraged to drop off a new, unwrapped toy at Project Self-Sufficiency at 127 Mill Street in Newton, Monday - Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., or Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Donations are requested by December 12.