Marines enlist Santa's help in delivering toys

Dozens of children experienced an early Christmas when the Toys for Tots Train, sponsored by the Canadian Pacific Railway and the U.S. Marine Reserves of Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 25th Regiment, Albany, arrived visited stations in the North Country Dec. 9. Marines in uniform as well as Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and their elves distributed toys to the children at stops in Plattsburgh, Port Henry, Port Kent and Ticonderoga. The Toys for Tots Train has been delivering toys as well as hats and mittens for less fortunate children since 1999. In its first eight years, almost 50,000 toys have been distributed. The Albany Marine Corps Reserves unit collects the generous donations of toys from people in the Albany area. This year, the train stopped at 12 locations. Several members of Keeseville Knights of Columbus Council 4689 were also on hand at the railroad station to help if needed. The Knights were ready with more available toys if Santa and the Marines' supplies ran low.

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