Monthly Update

Conway Williams, Manager

Our Team of Elves and Painters is working hard to satisfy all our client needs for 2024.

On the production side we able to make 2,189 toys through the end of March, 2024. Since 2001, when we made 142 toys, we have now made a total 127,049 toys at the end of March.

This allowed us to pass the significant Milestone of 125,000 toys made!

On the shipping side we were able to make 7 shipments totaling 691 toys with a donation value of $6,533 through the end of March.

Since 2013, when we first established a donation value for each toy, we have shipped toys with a donation value of $691,801. This means we will also break another Milestone of $700,000 of value for toys donated later this year.

We have seen some significant and positive changes in our equipment. We have replaced our Delta Band Saw with a Grizzly Band Saw from the shop floor. We have rebuilt our horizontal Sander and that is back in service. We are also seeing a significant improvement in the air flow in the vacuum system. Our thanks to the Maintenance Department for their ongoing support in all the activities.

Our Toys on the Square Project has already started their 2024 Season. Our next session will be at Brownwood Paddock Square on Thursday May 9th. After this we will take off for the summer months of June, July, August then returning to Brownwood in September. Please come out and support the Toy Project when we are at these Market Nights.

Our recent attempts to get more members involved in the management and operation of the Toy Team are starting to bear fruit, however, we are still looking for additional member involvement to ensure the future success of this important Program. Specifically, we need additional support in the transportation of "Toys on the Square" materials. Also, we are looking for someone with Production Planning experience and Excel experience to take over the day-to-day planning process.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Conway Willams at or John Scott at

We have been approved by the Villages Entertainment Department for the 2024 year at Market Nights at the three main Squares:

 Month Date 2024 Day Location Remarks
Jan 3 Wed Lake Sumter Landing (LSL)  
Feb 6 Tues Spanish Springs (SS)  
Mar 5 Tues SS  
Apr 2 Tues SS  
May 9 Thurs Brownwood (BWD)  
June       OFF
July       OFF
Aug       OFF
Sept 5 Thurs BWD  
Oct 3 Thurs BWD  
Nov 6 Thurs BWD  
Dec 4 Wed LSL