Giving joy through toys

Mirror photo by Gary M. Baranec

Staff Sgt. Mehmet Bayar organizes on Tuesday some of the more than 35,000 toys donated for this year’s U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign at the Union Avenue collection point. Donations will be collected through Friday at drop boxes located throughout the area. This is the 70th year for the program, which will distribute toys to more than 4,000 area children this Christmas.