It's that time of year again - the time to begin planning how to remember those less fortunate during the holidays.

The Toys for Tots program sponsored by the Stephenville Optimist Club will have a four person scramble at Sugar Tree Golf Course on Saturday to begin raising money for Christmas presents for the little ones this year.

According to Charlie Finegan, the course is in Dennis, about 15 miles north of Lipan and will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The cost is $50, which includes green fee, cart and a hamburger luncheon.

Wal-Mart gift cards will be given for first, second and third place teams.

“Last year we raised between $2,000 and $2,500,” Finegan said. “This is a program that the Optimists have had for many years.”

Anyone wishing to enter the tournament should call Charlie Finegan at 254-445-4007 before 5 p.m. Wednesday. Those wishing to make a donation for the program should send checks payable to the Optimist Club to 6996 CR 242, Dublin, Texas, 76446.

ANGELIA JOINER is a staff writer for the Empire-Tribune. She can be reached at or 254-965-3124, ext. 238.