Beloved West Jordan toy maker retiring after donating more than 1 million toys

WEST JORDAN, Utah — After more than two decades, the man who may be Utah's most beloved toymaker is stepping away.In 1996 Alton Thacker began const...

November 2, 2022
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WEST JORDAN, Utah — After more than two decades, the man who may be Utah's most beloved toymaker is stepping away.In 1996 Alton Thacker began constructing wooden toy cars for children around the world after he and his wife Cheryl took a trip to Mexico.'The kids had nothing,' he recalled.Alton's visit to the LDS Humanitarian Center in Utah confirmed the need.That's when this retired barber went to work and created Tiny Tim's Foundation for Kids.One car turned into 100, then 1,000 and many, many more.

John Franchi