Toy collections to be set up on parade route Friday

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WALLA WALLA -- While getting bedazzled at the 6 p.m. Saturday Macy's Holiday Parade of Lights, parade-goers can contribute to the joy of area children.

Beginning Friday at 5 p.m., Blue Mountain Action Council's AmeriCorps team will have drop-off boxes placed along the parade route at Holly's Flowers, Peach & Pear, Starbucks, Walla Walla Public Library and Walla Faces. New or gently-used toys for ages birth to 18 will be collected and distributed through Commitment to Community.

About 250 toys are needed, said AmeriCorps coordinator, Kristen Sayers. All donations should be left unwrapped. An additional donation box will be placed at Blue Mountain Action Council, 342 Catherine St., through Dec. 13. For more information call Sayers at 529-4980, ext. 114.

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