Chattanooga: Osmond brother supports Forgotten Child Fund here

Chattanooga: Osmond brother supports Forgotten Child Fund here

November 27th, 2012 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Merrill Osmond of the famed Osmond entertainment family and his wife, Mary, and two grandchildren were in Chattanooga today, supporting the local Forgotten Child Fund chairity. They are shown at background center in this photo with some of the Forgotten Child Fund volunteers.

Photo by Contributed Photo/Times Free Press.

Merrill Osmond, a member of the famous Osmond family, visited Chattanooga today to support the Forgotten Child Fund.

He, his wife Mary and two grandchildren went to the the Forgotten Child Fund toy store at 1715 E. Main St. this morning, a news release from the Chattanooga Fire Department stated.

Volunteers and the Osmond family packed boxes of toys that will be given to local families.

"I just think this is a wonderful operation," Merrill said in the news release. "There are so many families out there who need help, and I'm glad we can contribute to this worthwhile cause."

The Forgotten Child Fund provides toys for hundreds of needy families throughtout the area who are unable to buy Christmas presents for their children, according to the news release. The charity is best known for the Santa Train, a long parade of emergency vehicles and personnel that delivers presents to families on Christmas Eve.