The third annual Toy and Food Drive hosted by the Lefor Knights of Columbus
will have drop-off locations in five communities this year through Dec. 12.
This is just a sampling of the toys collected last year.
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Toy and food drive shares holiday cheer
As the matriarch of a Bakken family, Julie Kelly, Regent, knows the hardship when a paycheck is wrenched away. Her family moved to Regent six years ago from the Grand Rapids, Mich., area, and lived through both oil boom and bust. That prompted her to start a toy and food drive across Hettinger County three years ago.
“We had some financial hardships after the first oil field bust,” Kelly says. That’s when she realized there are needs in the area that cannot be met through typical public assistance.
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