Central Illinois Santa collecting toys

A Central Illinois Santa needs your help.

Jack Bailey of Browning needs more toys ... a lot more toys.

He has 2,400 names this year of children and families who need a little help.

That's a few hundred more than last year.

Bailey usually makes or repairs most of the toys himself, but faced a mold problem in his workshop this year that put him behind schedule.

Bailey says he serves families in Cass, Mason, Schuyler and Brown counties.

He could use donations of new or gently used toys.

You can drop them off at his workshop, RR 1, Box 186 Browning, Illinois, 62624.