Tonganoxie groups, businesses offering toy drives
There will be two local toy drives leading up to Christmas.
The Tonganoxie Police Department again will be joining forces with Henri Masonic Lodge No. 190 and Dollar General for a toy drive.
Toys can be dropped off at the police department, 328 S. Delaware, Masonic Temple, 311 S. Delaware, or Dollar General, 826 Northstar Court.
The toys will be accepted until Dec. 15 when they will collected. The Rev. Ron Swaim with the Tonganoxie Ministerial Alliance will distribute the toys to children in need in the community.
If anyone knows of families in need, they can call the police at 913-369-3754 or contact a Tonganoxie minister.
Studio 800, at 800 E. Fourth St., Tonganoxie, also will be doing a toy drive.
Residents can bring in new, unwrapped toys for newborns through youths age 12 until Dec. 14. The salon is open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. Studio 800 is having a Toys for Tots drive that will benefit children in need living in Leavenworth County.