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Toys for Tots Event Very Successful

King Lion Dan Reilly and his wife Sally hosted the fifth annual Toys for Tots event on Sunday, November 12, 2017. In addition to collecting hundreds of toys, the event also raised around $2000 each for Jog Your Memory 5K, Cradles to Crayons, and Rosie’s Place – all wonderful causes. Michelle Schmidt (Jog Your Memory), Olivia Davis Wilson (Cradles to Crayons), and Debby Beck (Rosie’s Place) each gave short, informative presentations on the great work that their respective organizations do. Those who donated during the event have truly helped people of all ages in our community – from the cradle to the nursing home.

The Concord Lions provided our famous popcorn to all who attended – braving the cold (but beautiful) fall weather.

Thank you to Stephanie Beach Magic who entertained kids and adults alike with her fabulous and funny magic. Thank you to Dee Funeral Home for loaning chairs to accommodate all who wanted to watch the magic show. Thank you to Mark Valentine Catering who again provided an amazing array of delicious hors d’oeuvres. Thank you to Walden Liquors for supplying a magnificent selection of fine beverages. Thank you to Sandra Weakland and the Concord Foot & Ankle Center for providing pizza for the many kids (and some parents!).

And, of course, many thanks to Dan, Sally, and all who participated in this fun evening!