Santa’s Sleigh Dogs Deliver Donations to Mayflower Marathon Food Drive

  • Santa’s Sleigh Dogs Deliver Donations to Mayflower Marathon Food Drive
  • Santa’s Sleigh Dogs Deliver Donations to Mayflower Marathon Food Drive
  • Santa’s Sleigh Dogs Deliver Donations to Mayflower Marathon Food Drive

Dan Young, Physics Division, and his wife Kim and their Samoyed dogs Nikko and Tally gathered food donations again this year and donated them to the Virginia Peninsula Food Bank during the annual Mayflower Marathon food drive. Nikko and Tally are very popular at the event.

Santa’s Sleigh Dogs Deliver Donations to Mayflower Marathon Food Drive

On Nov. 20, 2016, Nikko and Tally wrapped up their ninth Annual Food Drive to benefit the Virginia Peninsula Food Bank.  “We went around and picked up all the donation boxes – five of which were here at JLab,” notes Dan Young, Physics Division.  “We sorted and boxed everything up Saturday and made our delivery Sunday about 1 p.m. at the Mayflower Marathon (hosted by FM 99 and 106.9 the Fox) at the Hampton donations drop location.  It was a cool but bright sunshiny day and we were once again greeted by lots of other volunteers.  As usual, Nikko and Tally were quite the center of attention as they delivered their goodies.  Many volunteers told us, that they have been waiting for them to once again make their appearance.” 

The final tally was 910 pounds of food – donated and delivered.  “It was a great day and we'll see if we can do it all again next year.  Thank you to everyone who participated! Next stop...Santa's Workshop,” Dan added.