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Toys For Tots donations sought for Incline families

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Larry Aynesmith, the Toys For Tots contact at Coldwell Banker, with Cathi Colvin and Candy Perine, Coldwell Banker volunteers for Toys For Tots. Coldwell Banker is one of several locations for a barrel this season.

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — As the holiday season draws near, regional U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots coordinators and authorized agents are gearing up for this year's Toys For Tots campaign.

This year, the Marines are again partnering with the Incline Village Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate group, along with the Rotary Club of Tahoe-Incline and the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District.

While various elements led to the cancelation of Toys For Tots in Incline Village last year, the event is on this holiday season, through the help of Washoe County Coordinator Ken Santor and Kings Beach resident Beth Moxley, an authorized Toys for Tots agent for Incline Village.

This year, 100 percent of toys collected in Incline Village will be distributed in Incline Village, Moxley said.

DONATIONS SOUGHT AROUND TOWN

The drive began a couple weeks ago, and toys will be collected through Dec. 15 at various barrel locations around Incline Village.

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Families interested in benefiting from toy collection efforts this year may fill out a Toys For Tots application.

To get an application, and to learn more about the local drive, contact Moxley at 775-833-CARE or BethMoxley@MSN.com.

Once collected, all toys will be stored at Alpine Self Storage at 1060 Tahoe Blvd. in Incline Village, and then local volunteers will work to box and wrap the toys on Dec. 20 and 21 to deliver them to local families that applied.

If additional toys are collected beyond what Incline families need, they will be donated to The Sierra Pediatric Blood and Cancer Specialists Center in Reno, Moxley said.

SEAFOOD FUNDRAISER AT ROOKIES

Locally, a Toys For Tots collection party till take place from noon to 6 p.m. at Rookies in Incline Village.

Entry is one new and unwrapped toy (although more are encouraged) for an all-you-can-eat seafood feast, consisting of fresh crab, jumbo Cajun shrimp, clams linguini, fresh-caught fish and chips, cole slaw and bread. The buffet will be served from noon to 3 p.m.

The event includes a raffle and live music and performances from members of Tahoe Flow Arts Studio. Raffle tickets are $1 each and can be purchased day of event only.

Since 1947, marines and hard working volunteers have been making Christmas wishes come true for needy children, living by the Toys for Tots motto, "Every Child deserves a Little Christmas."

To learn more about the Incline Village and Washoe County Toys For Tots toy drives, visit reno-nv.toysfortots.org, call Santor at 775-622-7996 or call Moxley at 775-833-CARE.

Barrel locations

Incline Village Toys For Tots collection barrels are located at:

Rainbow Printing and Office Supply, 917 Tahoe Blvd.

Coldwell Banker, 899 Tahoe Blvd, Ste. 200

Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate, 931 Tahoe Blvd.

Rapture Hair Salon, in the Christmas Tree Village

Serendipity Hair Salon, 120 Country Club Mall

Wild Alaskan Fish Company, in the Raley’s Shopping Center, 930 Tahoe Blvd.

Rookies Sports Bar and Grill, in the Raley’s Shopping Center, 930 Tahoe Blvd.

High Altitude Fitness, 880 Northwoods Blvd.

Wells Fargo Bank, 776 Tahoe Blvd.

7-Eleven Food Stores, 901 Tahoe Blvd.

Rotary Club of Tahoe-Incline, ATTN: Dale Smith, Raley’s Shopping Center, at the Christmas Tree Farm

Incline At Tahoe Realty, 811 Tahoe Blvd.

Pak Mail, in the Raley’s Shopping Center, 930 Tahoe Blvd.