Landry’s Toy Drive

Elementary Principal Laura Tracy sits with Landry Hull, his mom Wendy Schmitt and Grandma Teresa Schmitt. (Bethany Carson photo)

Landry’s Toy Drive kicked off at North Butler Elementary on Friday, December 1. Toys are collected for the Ronald McDonald House, which gives families a place to stay near the Children’s Hospital.

     Landry Hull, a North Butler preschooler was born three months premature with congenital heart disease. He and his family spent seven months at the Ronald McDonald house when he was a baby, and they will be returning as Hull plans to undergo his third open heart surgery.

     “They give families a place to stay that’s affordable,” said mom Wendy Schmitt. “It’s stressful for kids, and our goal is to gather enough toys so every child and his siblings at the Ronald McDonald house will have a toy.”

     After comments from Wendy, Landry and Mrs. Tracy, North Butler staff presented a parody of The 12 Days of Christmas. While everyone else sang, Dustin Lutterman and Daren Huesinga delighted kids with their rendition of a partridge in a pear tree, French hens, calling birds, golden rings, geese laying, swans swimming, maids milking, ladies dancing, lords leaping, pipers piping and drummers drumming, provoking general hilarity in the bleachers.

 

Read more in the December 7 edition of the Tribune.