We are in full giving mode, and many charitable organizations helping the needy. It is what Christmas is all about.

Toys for the Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots are being donated at collection sites around Hannibal, including Hannibal City Hall. Tom Boland Ford is helping the Douglass Community Center Services with the Toys for Tots program. Ford will donate $20 for each test drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, December 7 at Tom Boland Ford. RSVP and Douglass Community Services volunteers will help with the test drives. Hot dogs, chocolate cookies and soft drinks will be available.

The goal is $6,000 for Toys for Tots, which will provide toys for hundreds of children in the Hannibal Area. Toys will also be collected during the Christmas parade at 6 p.m., Saturday, December 7 on Broadway. Thank You to all the volunteers who make this happen!

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