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Lexington PD kicks off their annual Toys for Tots Christmas campaign Tuesday

Lexington, SC (November 19, 2018) – Chief Terrence Green of the Lexington Police Department said Monday night that it's time to get the word out to the town of Lexington and the surrounding community that the annual Toys for Tots “Fill the MRAP” campaign will begin on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. It will continue through Monday, December 10, 2018 with donation events scheduled at the Town of Lexington Municipal Complex, the Icehouse Amphitheater, Kmart, Target, Walmart, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt and Mellow Mushroom.

As in years past, the objective for this year’s Toys for Tots campaign will be to fill the Lexington Police Department Emergency Services Team (E.S.T.) MRAP vehicle with toy donations. Unless needed elsewhere, the E.S.T. MRAP vehicle will be at each planned donation event listed in this news release.

The Toys for Tots “Fill the MRAP” schedule includes events on the following days and times:

  • Tuesday, November 20 TOL Municipal Complex 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

  • Monday, November 26 Kmart 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, November 27 Target 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday, November 28 Walmart 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

  • Thursday, November 29 Kmart 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

  • Saturday, December 1 Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Sunday, December 2 Icehouse Amphitheater 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

  • Monday, December 3 Target 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, December 4 Mellow Mushroom 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday, December 5 Target 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

  • Thursday, December 6 Walmart 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

  • Friday, December 7 Kmart 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

  • Monday, December 10 Walmart 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Along with events at Kmart, Walmart and Target, four special Toys for Tots “Fill the MRAP” events have been planned in this year’s schedule to provide opportunities to donate that are fun for the entire family.

On Tuesday, November 20, 2018, the Lexington Police Department will kick off the Toys for Tots “Fill the MRAP” collection events during the Bountiful Harvest event which will be held at the Town of Lexington Municipal Complex. This event will begin at 11:00 a.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. and donations can be made throughout the day. Please enjoy a complimentary meal Hudson’s Smokehouse BBQ which will be provided by Serve & Connect at this event.

On Saturday, December 1, 2018, the Lexington Police Department will be at Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt which is located at 5580 Sunset Blvd. in Lexington from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. with Midlands Fatherhood Coalition. DJ Rick Smooth will have Christmas karaoke and music going outside. Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt will give a coupon for free frozen yogurt for every toy donated to Toys for Tots at this event. Santa may be making an appearance at this event and will be announced via social media.

On Sunday, December 2, 2018, the Lexington Police Department MRAP will be at the Icehouse Amphitheater after the Town of Lexington Christmas Parade with Santa available for photographs from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served at this event.

On Tuesday, December 4, 2018, the Lexington Police Department will be at Mellow Mushroom which is located at 5364 Sunset Blvd. in Lexington from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with Midlands Fatherhood Coalition. DJ Rick Smooth will have Christmas karaoke and music going on outside. Mellow Mushroom and Sam Adams Beer will have a stainless steel cooler prize package raffle at this event with tickets given for each toy donated. Santa may be making an appearance at this event and will be announced via social media.

Chief Terrence Green said, “Each Christmas season our officers look forward to the generosity of the Town of the Lexington community and Toys for Tots is a great way to provide a gift to a child who may not have a present under the tree otherwise. Thank you in advance for supporting this year’s campaign.”

Toys for Tots donations will be accepted during business hours through Monday, December 10, 2018 at the Lexington Police Department which is located at 111 Maiden Lane in Lexington.

Cash and check donations made during the Toys for Tots “Fill the MRAP” events will be used for shopping sprees with Chief Terrence Green to purchase additional toys.

Follow along with the Toys for Tots “Fill the MRAP” campaign can be found on the Lexington Police Department website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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