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Fill the truck toy drive

Lt. Maurice Collins – submitted

PORT AUX BASQUES – The Salvation Army is partnering with Canadian Tire for a Toy Drive in their parking lot on High Street on Wednesday, Dec. 16 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The goal is to fill the pickup truck with toys for children around the region.

Lt. Maurice Collins has confirmed that the organization has already distributed more toys and food than last year and demand continues to grow.

“We’re finding that toy donations are down this year,” admitted Collins. “We’ll always meet the need but it’s down this year.”

A weird green guy calling himself “The Grinch”, wearing a too-tight Santa costume and usually accompanied by small dog, will also make an appearance during the toy drive. He is expected to be in the area from noon until 1 p.m.

Collins promises that the Salvation Army volunteers are fully prepared to defend the toys from The Grinch if he does try to steal them.

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