Lebanon Reporter

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October 28, 2008

Boone County Toy Drive begins

Lebanon — Economic restrictions have forced the Boone County Toy Drive to put an age limit on recipients.

Only children 12 and younger are eligible for this year’s event, Toy Drive Chair Myrtle Bailey said Monday.

The action, taken reluctantly, is a reflection of the tight economy, Bailey said. In 2007, nearly 900 children newborn through age 16 received gift items through the community charity.

Bailey said reasons for the age limit include an anticipated increase in the number of applicants, and that gifts for teenagers cost more.

Parents who wish to apply for the drive may contact Bailey at (765) 482-4641.

New and “gently used” toys, financial contributions and non-perishable food items are accepted, Bailey said.

A “gift tree” with ornaments listing suggested contributions is on display at the Lebanon Wal-Mart; the toys are available at Wal-Mart.

Toys are being collected at both Lebanon Fire Department stations; the Zionsville Fire Department; the Old West Wood Shop, 223 E. Fordice St.; the Lebanon Street Department and Bailey’s home, 407 E. Fordice St., Lebanon. Persons in the Jamestown area may arrange pickup of contributions by calling Roxy Stewart at (765) 676-5243.

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