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ABOUT TOWN: Stoughton Toys for Tots Event Collects Truckloads of Gifts

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TOYS FOR TOTS EVENT COLLECTS TRUCKLOADS OF TOYS: The Capozzoli family had their Annual Toys for Tots Event Friday, December 14, at The Village Pub, 1272 Washington Street on Rt. 138. They collected a couple of truckloads of unwrapped, non-violent toys that will be heading to the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots program.

The Capozzoli's made it a real special occasion, as they always do! They served an amazing home-cooked buffet, featuring turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, ham, gravy, meatballs, salad, and two varieties of wings. There were also raffle prizes for their guests, to generate funds for even more toys for Toys for Tots.

Jerry, Pauline, Nicole and their family and friends buy all the food, and serve it all. Three Marines attended the event for Toys for Tots, including Gunner Sgt. Jack Kinsherf,  Sgt. Bob Mansfield, and Sgt. Ryan Moffett.

As always, it was a fun time for all.

Take a look at photos from the event in the gallery.

If you couldn't make it Friday night, you can still drop off your Toys for Tot gifts at C&J Auto Body and The Village Pub, anytime they are open. The Pub opens at 4 p.m.

Other drop-off locations in Stoughton include Tom's Auto Body at 233 Canton Street; Eastern Bank at Walgreen's Plaza; and Vargas & Vargas Insurance at 4 Cabot Place, Unit # 9.

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HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY:  To Dawn Reardon, Sales Manager at Halmark Systems, Inc.; To Christine Lott, founder of Chris Cares International (www.chriscares.org); And to Stoughton Police Officer Bobby Duke, who is originally from Bakersfield, California.  They all celebrated Saturday.     

And, to Ralph Greenberg, President of TMC Recycles, who founded Keys for Hope, which recycles keys and donates the money to charitable causes.  He celebrated Sunday.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY: To John Baglole of Wizard Computers, who along with his wife Marcia, is an active volunteer at First Congregational Church in Stoughton; and to former Stoughton Attorney Bruce A. Bierhans, who now practices full time on the Cape. He now lives in Wellfleet.

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