(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
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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