ABATE gathers toys for gifts

-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen

Mark Loots, state trustee for A Brotherhood Aimed Toward Education helps open packages of new toys Thursday night at Rides Event Center in Fort Dodge. According to ABATE District 10 cordinator Melissa Morey, many of the toys were collected during the district’s Toy Run and Auction held on Sept. 16. “They brought an new unwrapped toy to participate,” she said. Toys were also collected at drop off sites and and several local bars. Toys were also purchased with donations made at the run and other events. “We bought 953 toys just from WalMart,” she said. Toys were also donated by several local businesses including West Bend Red Power that contributed a number of Interantional Harvestor equipment toys. The toys will be distributed to children in need in the 11 counties that make up District 10 by local agencies.

-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen Mark Loots, state trustee for A Brotherhood Aimed Toward Education helps open packages of new toys Thursday night at Rides Event Center in Fort Dodge. According to ABATE District 10 cordinator Melissa Morey, many of the toys were collected during the district’s Toy Run and Auction held on Sept. 16. “They brought an new unwrapped toy to participate,” she said. Toys were also collected at drop off sites and and several local bars. Toys were also purchased with donations made at the run and other events. “We bought 953 toys just from WalMart,” she said. Toys were also donated by several local businesses including West Bend Red Power that contributed a number of Interantional Harvestor equipment toys. The toys will be distributed to children in need in the 11 counties that make up District 10 by local agencies.

Mark Loots, of Fort Dodge, a state trustee for A Brotherhood Aimed Toward Education, helps open packages of new toys Thursday night at Rides Event Center in Fort Dodge. According to ABATE District 10 Coordinator Melissa Morey, many of the toys were collected during the district’s Toy Run and Auction held on Sept. 16. “They brought an new unwrapped toy to participate,” she said. Toys were also collected at drop off sites and and several local bars. Toys were also purchased with donations made at the run and other events. “We bought 953 toys just from WalMart,” she said. Toys were also donated by several local businesses including West Bend Red Power that contributed a number of International Harvester equipment toys. The toys will be distributed to children in need in the 11 counties that make up District 10 by local agencies.

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