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BWL Toy Mill Kicks off Toys for Tots at Silver Bells in the City

First toys of the season collected at downtown Toy Mill
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Posted at 8:52 AM, Nov 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-20 12:43:48-05

LANSING, Mich. — The Lansing Board of Water & Light will kick-off the opening of their Toy Mill on Friday, Nov. 22 in downtown Lansing as part of the 35th annual Silver Bells in the City festivities. The event is made possible through the support of many generous area sponsors, including presenting sponsors, the Lansing Board of Water & Light and the City of Lansing.

BWL General Manager Dick Peffley and Lansing Mayor Andy Schor will accept the first toys for the annual toy drive at a press conference, joined by students from the Waverly Community Schools, who will perform a selection of holiday favorites.

When: 12pm on Friday, November 22

Where: BWL Toy Mill, corner of the 200 block of N. Washington Sq. and Ottawa St.

Who: BWL General Manager Dick Peffley; Lansing Mayor Andy Schor;

Elementary students from Waverly Community Schools; representatives of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve

“The BWL is excited to once again help with Toys for Tots during Silver Bells, and we encourage everyone to drop off a donation to benefit local children during the holiday season,” said Peffley. “The toys donated stay local, and it’s another example of how the BWL continues to give back to the community we serve.”

The BWL Toy Mill serves as the backdrop for the annual Toys for Tots campaign, which is coordinated by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve of Lansing. Marines will be on hand at the Toy Mill to collect unwrapped, new toy donations for the Toys for Tots program, from noon until 9pm Friday during the Silver Bells in the City celebration. Toys will also be collected at BWL’s Haco Customer Service Center, 1232 Haco Dr., Lansing, until Tuesday, December 3, along with several other locations throughout the community.

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