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Toys for Tots effort now underway


Last updated 11/27/2008 at Noon

Realtors from Coldwell Banker Landmark Group, with Marine Corps representative Cpl. Josh Kosiek, are (from left) Eddie Harrison, Cheryl Pizzo, Tess Hansford, Abby Elston and Dan Feltham.

FALLBROOK — The Toys for Tots program is in full swing now. The program began in 1947 by a group of Marine Corps Reservists in the Los Angeles area to help needy children and has spread out to include all 50 states today. The need this year is particularly great due to the economy.

Coldwell Banker Landmark Group is the central location for the toy collection drive co-chaired by Abby Elston and Tess Hansford.

The Marine Corps Reserve at Camp Pendleton facilitates boxes, posters and space for storage until toys are put into the waiting hands of deserving boys and girls.

Boxes are initial...

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