BELLEVUE, TN – For the 7th consecutive year, Crye-Leike, Realtors associates in Bellevue have joined forces with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve to support the Toys for Tots holiday toy donation campaign.


The office held a fabulous potluck lunch and entertained four active duty members of the Corps, including Maj. Sean M. Roche, the Commanding Officer of the Marine Corps Reserve Training Center on White Bridge Road in West Nashville and the Sr. Vice Commandant of the Marine Corps League DET 1158.


“The pot luck was a chance for us to officially kick-off our campaign, and hold a friendly competition among our agents who brought their best homemade dishes,” said Kay Crawford, Managing Broker of Crye-Leike, Realtors Bellevue.


This is the 60th Anniversary of the Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots campaign, and the 7th year the Bellevue Crye-Leike branch office has been an official drop-off location.


New toy donations of at least $5 in value and unwrapped can be dropped off at the office located at 224 Old Hickory Blvd, just north of the intersection of Old Hickory Blvd. and Highway 70S in Bellevue, Monday – Saturday 8:30am to 6:00pm and Sunday Noon to 6:00pm.  The last day to donate is Saturday December 15th.


“Our Marine Corps partners not only enjoyed a great lunch, but also judged the entries, and awarded blue ribbons to all our winners,” said Crawford.

Winners included: David Whitesell for his main dish casserole; Angela Robertson for her vegetable; Kay Crawford for her salad and Mallory Paulk for her dessert.  Paulk’s dessert was also the Grand Prize winner for the Best Dish Overall.


For more information on the Toys for Tots campaign, contact Kay Crawford at 615-662-0707.


Crye-Leike, Realtors was established in 1977 by Harold Crye and Dick Leike.  Today, Crye-Leike?, the nations 4th largest real estate company, has a network of over 3,900 sales associates and 125 corporate and franchise offices located in 65 counties through-out the eight-state southern region of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and North Carolina.


Crye-Leike is a full-service real estate company offering buyers and sellers services in the following areas of specialty: residential sales, mortgage lending, title, insurance, commercial business and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services referrals.  In 2006, the Crye-Leike organization attained sales of $6.1 billion with 35,498 closed transaction sides.