2008-11-06 / Local & State

Toy Drive Begins

STAFF REPORT

Odd Fellow Lodge #773 based in New Grenada has initiated a toy drive for local, needy children that will run through the end of November. All toys donated must be brand new and be in their original packaging. Drop-off locations for residents include post offices in Waterfall, Wells Tannery, Hustontown and Burnt Cabins.

All toys collected as a result of the generosity of area residents will in turn be given to the Fulton County Catholic Mission, which is overseeing the collection and distribution of toys on a countywide basis.

"We really wanted to do something that would have an impact on the community, and we soon learned of the possibility of a toy drive program through conversations with area residents," said lodge Noble Grand Kevin Mountz. "Without the cooperation of the local postmaster and residents, this project would never have become a reality."

Any residents in need and wishing to receive toys for their children through the Fulton County Catholic Mission should contact Sister Margie Monahan at 717-485-5917. Anyone requiring more information regarding the holiday toy drive is asked to call 717-552-0071.

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