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Toys for Tots Claims a Storied Past

Dan Smith Take part in a unique story this holiday season… Few true stories begin with a Marine and a toy doll. These two elements sit juxtaposed in the collective psyche—the symbolic innocence of a child’s toy and the hardened veneer of a soldier. But in 1947, the unlikely meeting of these forces catalyzed the launch of an organization committed to the joy of boys and girls around the country during the Christmas season. It all happened a couple years after the end of WWII. At the time, a substantial portion of the nation’s children were fatherless victims of the recent war. And in Los Angeles, CA. a woman named Diane Hendricks hand-crafted a Raggedy Ann Doll that would help bring comfort to thousands of those struggling children, and millions more in the years to come. She passed the doll along to her husband—Major Bill Hendricks of the Marine Corps Reserves—and requested that he donate it to a charity for needy children for Christmas. But to the couple’s surprise, no such option existed, and so with rolled sleeves they created Toys for Tots to fill the need. That first year, the couple collected 5,000 toys. The second year, the program was adopted by the Marine Corps, became nationwide and claimed the now-famous red Toys for...

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Parks and Recreation is Closing at 5pm on Saturday Dec. 4.

Due to a special event, Parks and Recreation will be closing 2.5 hours early on December 4, we will be closing doors at 5pm instead of the normal 7:30 pm. Thanks for your understanding.

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Parks and Recreation Will be Closed Thanksgiving Week

The Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed from Nov. 23-Nov.27 in observance of Thanksgiving. All classes will also be suspended for the week. Thanks for your understanding and all of us here at Parks and Recreation wish you a happy and fun-filled holiday!...

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