Charmain Z. Brackett The Augusta Chronicle
Families began arriving at the James Brown Arena well before sunrise to receive toys as part of the annual James Brown Family Foundation Toy Giveaway, which started at 8 a.m. Dec. 16.
On the arena floor were tables of gifts and rows of bicycles divided according to age. Children 11 years old and younger received three age-appropriate toys or a bicycle, with only one bicycle per household.
About 570 children were registered for the event, said Deanna Brown-Thomas, the daughter of the late singer and the foundation’s president.