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Marion County Toy Run brings Christmas to kids

The 19th annual Marion County Toy Run will take place on Nov. 3.

The sponsors — Sons of American Legion 366, ABATE of Kansas District 9, and Route 56 Classic Cruisers — request that participants donate one new toy as their entry fee. These toys, as well as donations and money raised at an auction and chili feed after the toy run, will be donated to community Christmas trees and area ministerial organizations to provide a better holiday season for many kids in Marion County.

In the past 18 years, more than $122,000 has been raised.

This year’s toy run will begin at 1 p.m. at Sher Bowl Lanes, 131 S. Thorp St. in Marion. Toys will be collected for distribution at Hillsboro State Bank, followed by an auction and chili feed at Hillsboro American Legion Post 366.

Donations may be sent to Marion County Toy Run in care of Hillsboro SAL 366, 405 S. Floral Drive, Hillsboro KS 67063 or by contacting one of the sponsoring organizations.

Last modified Oct. 25, 2012