Hoping to make the holidays brighter for underprivileged children around the region, the Oak Summit Masonic Lodge, in cooperation with the United States Marine Corps Reserve, has placed ‘Toys for Tots’ collection barrels and boxes in several locations.
Drop off spots are available in Oakdale, Knights Ferry, Riverbank and Waterford for the collection, with the boxes due to be picked up on Thursday, Dec. 15.
Between now and then, residents are encouraged to drop off new, unwrapped toys to add to the holiday giving effort.
In Oakdale, locations include Ace Hardware, American Ag Credit, Café Bravo, Conlin Supply, Cost Less Market, K-Mart, Mountain Mike’s Pizza, Oakdale Feed and Seed, Oak Valley Bank. Oak Valley Jeweler, Pak Mail, Pizza Hut, Sara’s Dry Cleaners and Suzy Belen’s Mexican Restaurant.
Knights Ferry locations are The 50’s Roadhouse and River’s Edge Restaurant. In Riverbank, donations can be taken to Galaxy Theatres, Home Depot, Nifty’s Restaurant, and Save Mart Supermarket. The Waterford drop off is at Pioneer Market.