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ToyMakers makes TV news

ToyMakers makes TV news

Thaddeus Pollard holding a handmade wooden toy
Thad Pollard

PALM HARBOR – ToyMakers of East Lake, an outreach mission of East Lake UMC, Palm Harbor, was featured recently in a "Fox & Friends" video segment for WTVT Fox 13 News. The nonprofit organization makes and distributes about 12,000 toys a year to children in need and would like to ramp up production to 14,000 a year.

Thaddeus Pollard, 95, a veteran of World War II who volunteers his time to craft toy cars, planes, helicopters and other wooden figures on wheels, is among those interviewed from the ToyMakers organization. Click here to watch the Fox & Friends segment. Click here to see an additional segment that displays a toy that helps motivate children in physical therapy.