Toys For Tots starts season

COLUMBIA CITY — With all the beautiful weather lately, it is hard to believe Christmas is only a few months away.The local Leatherneck Coffee Club Marines and Whitley County Toys For Tots coordinators have been hard at work already planning the 2013 season.Those experiencing difficult times or know someone who is, and will need assistance this Christmas, sign up will be from now through Wednesday, Nov. 27, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army office located at the First Church of God, 1200 W. Depoy Dr. in Columbia City.Parents may sign up for their children birth to 16 years old.Applicants must bring photo identification, proof of Whitley County residence such as a utility bill and evidence of income.For more information, contact the Salvation Army at 248-1711.Donations can be made at various Toys for Tots collection box locations around Whitley County, including the following:

Columbia City

•The Post and Mail•Parkview Whitley Hospital•Senior Citizens Center•YMCA


• Star Financial Bank•Churubusco Middle School•Churubusco Public Library•Egolf IGA

South Whitley

•Midtown Market•Dollar General