Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun December 10, 2017
PHOTO BY: William Harvey

Danny Johnson has been president of the Saline County Toy Commission for the past 15 years. He oversees about 18 volunteers who serve an estimated 250 to 600 kids a year — depending on how many toys are donated to the commission. On Dec. 2, during the second toy run of the year, Johnson and his crew collected more than 400 toys.

Making a run

Benton native in 15th year as head of area toy commission

On Dec. 2, as Danny Johnson and his stepson, Fred Rodriguez, had stopped to get gas during the second Saline County Toy Run of the year, a little girl ran up to “Santa” to get a picture. “And she tells him all that she wants for Christmas,” Rodriguez said. “Every kid, everywhere we go — he gets out, and he talks to them.” Rodriguez said after they got back into the truck, another gentleman came up to the window and handed Johnson a $20... READ MORE

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