Donations and participants sought for Toys for Tots train

M embers of American Legion Post 83 and volunteers from the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company are looking for local families who need a little assistance this holiday season.

The organizations are gearing for up the Canadian Pacific Rails Toys for Tots Train annual stop in Whitehall at 11:15 a.m. on Dec. 4 and are asking needy families to register by calling the legion post.

Children of families who register are eligible to receive two free toys.

The care givers name and phone number is required along with the child’s name, age and gender. The program is open to children 12 years of age and younger.

To register, call Jim Lafayette at 499-1150 or call Post 83 at 499-2482. The deadline for registering children to receive toys is Tuesday, Nov. 22.

Every year the Toys for Tots train visitsWhitehalland marines and Santa Claus hand out toys to local children whose families may not have the financial resources to provide those same toys.

Last year 157 youths from theWhitehallarea participated in the organization.

The efforts of the Toys for Tots program is subsidized by local collections. Local residents can help out by dropping off new unopened toys at the legion post onMain Street.

Monetary donations are also welcome. 

Anyone who would like to make a donation is encouraged to stop by the post or call one of the above listed phone numbers.

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