Update at 3 p.m.: Darius Rucker will be at the Toys 'R Us in Carle Place at 9 a.m. this coming Monday. The store is located at 117 Old Country Road, just west of the Meadowbrook Parkway. Once the toys are purchased and loaded onto the United States Marine Corp Toys for Tots trucks, they will then be transported and delivered to Lindenhurst.
Details on the Darius Rucker toy event scheduled for Monday in Lindenhurst are being finalized, a spokesperson involved in the event told Patch.
According to initial reports, Rucker along with the United States Marine Toys for Tots program will visit Lindenhurst early in the day Monday with $10,000 worth of toys.
Initial plans said that the former lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish would visit a Toys ‘R Us location near Lindenhurst to purchase the toys. He will then assist the Marines in loading the Toys for Tots truck on scene for the short trip to Lindenhurst for distribution.
“The widespread destruction from Hurricane Sandy has left entire communities in need,” Rucker said in a press release. “We want to help the children of Lindenhurst begin to heal and see a pathway to a brighter future. We want them to know that they will not be forgotten this season.”
Rucker will come to Lindenhurst as the result of an on-line vote through Eventful.com. With 5,109 votes, Lindenhurst topped Toms River, N.J., and Lincoln, Neb., in the voting.
Earlier in the month, Patch and AOL along with model and television personality Heidi Klum participated in Lindenhurst’s annual tree lighting on Wellwood Ave.