Toy Drive under way in Toledo
The Toledo Food Bank is asking area residents to help support their annual Christmas Toy Drive to help brighten up the holidays for local families in need.
Toys and other gift items are needed for children between infancy and their teens and can be dropped off, unwrapped, at donation boxes at Toledo Market Fresh, the Toledo Community Library and Timberland Bank. Also needed are socks, pajamas, gloves, basic cosmetics and sports-related toys. Monetary donations may also be made to Timberland Bank into an account set up for the toy drive.
Donations will be distributed on Dec. 12 and 17 in conjunction with the food bank. Organizers would like to thank community members for continuing to support this important fundraiser. The Toledo food bank is open regularly the second and fourth Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. behind City Hall (130 N 2nd St., in Toledo).
Santa dropping by WMES
Santa Clause will be visiting Winlock Miller Elementary School between Dec. 1 and 6 with opportunities for students and the public to drop by for pictures and present requests.
Made available through the PTSA, this program will allow students to have pictures taken Dec. 1 through 5 and then, on Dec. 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Santa's shop will be open for the public to visit.
Various picture packages are available and prices vary. For more information, contact the school at (360) 785-3516.
Holiday Bazaar coming up in Toledo
The Toledo Senior Center will he holding their annual Holiday Bazaar on Dec. 6 at Toledo Elementary School.
As many as 45 booths are expected to be filled with holiday crafts and collectibles, while cookies and lunch will be sold, as well. Those who drop by may also participate in a raffle and be eligible for door prizes.
The Bazaar is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and those with questions may call (360) 864-2112.
Winlock Lions to host tree-lighting
The Winlock Lions Club will be holding a Community Christmas Tree Lighting and Caroling event on Dec. 6 and all local residents are invited to attend.
Scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. at Events Plaza, the evening will feature performances by the Winlock High School band and choir, as well as free hot chocolate, cookies, cider and lots of fun.
For more information, contact Viola Chickese at (360) 785-0178.