MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Fire Department is representing the Marine Corps Toys For Tots to provide Knox County needy families with toys for their children this Christmas season. We are asking for the Knox County community to support this wonderful charity. Anyone wishing to help, may drop off or send monetary donations to the Mount Vernon Fire Department or new, unwrapped toys at the following fire departments:

•Mount Vernon Fire Department, 200 W. Gambier St., Mount Vernon;

•Central Ohio Joint Fire District, 5138 Columbus Road, Centerburg;

•Eastern Knox County Joint Fire District, 7 W. Walnut St., Danville;

•Bladensburg Fire Department, 3790 Market Street, Bladensburg; and

•College Township Fire Department, 102 E. Brooklyn St., Gambier.

Visit, for more Toys for Tots information, or if your business would like to help collect toys. All monetary and toy contributions will remain in Knox County. Toys For Tots will be providing all toy needs for Interchurch and Salvation Army of Knox County this year. Donations will be accepted through Dec. 22 at the firehouses listed above.

If you are a low-income family in need of toys, visit the website above and find out the information for requesting toys. Call the Mount Vernon Fire Department at 740-393-9515 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, with questions.



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