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Toys For Tots still taking applications

Deadline is 3 p.m. Wednesday

BARSTOW • Low income families can still apply to make sure their child receives a toy through Toys For Tots.

Applications can be filled out and turned in by 3 p.m. Wednesday at Office Works in the Stater Bros. shopping center at 909 Armory Road in Barstow, said local distribution coordinator Laurden Valverde. Volunteers will be distributing toys from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Barstow Mall.

“If you have (turned) an application in we’ll serve you,” she said.

Valverde, who has been in charge of toy distribution through the Barstow Toys For Tots effort for 32 years, said this year she thinks there are more families this year than last year who have applied to receive toys for their kids. She won’t know the exact number until all the applications are counted, she said.

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