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December 5, 2013

Trading toys for barbecue

JACKSONVILLE — Top: Daniel Minton, marketing director of Bonner Street Plaza senior residential center, left, and Glenn Conner, his counterpart at Grace Healthcare Services, dish up take-out plates of barbecue Wednesday for individuals who donated to the Toys for Tots campaign – like Amy Woodall, below right. Minton said the drive-through campaign netted $275 in donations. In addition, about 65 chopped beef sandwiches – provided by Conner – were given out. This is the second year that Grace has sponsored the drive benefitting Toys for Tots. Above, right: Amy Woodall waits for a sandwich Wednesday after she makes a donation. Above, left: Minton displays some of the items donated Wednesday. Toys for Tots has several drop boxes located throughout Cherokee County; for more information, contact the Marine Corps League Jacksonville Texas Det. #1381 at 903-721-1277.

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