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2nd annual Incline Community Toy Drive under way

Staff report

A look at some of the toys that were collected last year for the inaugural Incline Community Toy Drive, which ended up delivering several hundred toys for Incline Village families.

The North Lake Tahoe Chamber and Incline Community Business Association will host the 27th annual Holiday Mixer on Friday, Dec. 5, from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Village Shopping Center in Incline Village.

Activities at the event will include kids Christmas tree painting, children's holiday crafts, a special guest appearance from Santa Claus, sleigh rides and a tree-lighting ceremony.

This is a family-friendly event, and it will also serve as a unofficial kick-off to the second-annual Incline Community Toy Drive, which benefits Tahoe Family Solutions. Everyone is encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the drive at the mixer.

Further, barrels for the toy drive are located at the following Incline Village businesses: Village Ace Hardware, Crosby's, Susie Scoops & Village Toys, Hacienda, Big Water Grille, Sierra Nevada Properties, Chase International Real Estate, Sierra Verde Home Design Center, Village Market, Bar Bar Bar, and Postal Express.

Residents can donate a new, unwrapped toy at any of these barrel locations.

The Incline Community Business Association will also host a fundraiser toy drive event at the Hacienda de la Sierra restaurant on Thursday, Dec. 11, from 6-9 p.m. The community is encouraged to attend.

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The second annual Incline Community Toy Drive began last Friday, and goes through Dec. 15.

Residents should contact ICBA at contact@visitinclinevillage.com if they know of a local family in need this holiday season. To learn more about the drive, visit the ICBA website at visitinclinevillage.com.

Families in need should contact Tahoe Family Solutions for details. Visit tahoefamily.org or call 775-298-0004 to learn more.