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Annual Toys for Kids Event: Newport Firemen distribute toys for the 55th year

(C)2012 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O'NEIL

Michael Owens, age 5, was the first of over 150 Newport children to receive toys
from members of the Newport Fire Department on Saturday. Michael is shown with
his dad, Claude Owens, Santa Claus and Fire Pup.
Published: 9:11 AM, 12/18/2012
 

Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Over 150 Newport children will have a toy-filled Christmas this year thanks to members of the Newport Fire Department.

On Saturday, for the 55th year, the firemen, assisted by numerous volunteers, distributed new bicycles, dolls, all sorts of other toys, and treat bags to local children who, otherwise, might not have a joyful holiday.

Known formerly as Toys for Tots, the program is now called Toys for Kids.

Local coordinator this year was Toran Hedgepath, who quickly called attention to the many organizations and individuals whose contributions of money, toys, and time made the day a success.

For more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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