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Police Cruisers Burst with Holiday Toys in Arlington - Source Connection news papers

Posted on Dec 07,2017
Filed Under Local Politics , Politics,

Three-year-old Alex Pollack pushes the red button to show off the beep on his donated airplane before he hands it over to Corporal Beth Lennon. Photo by Shirley Ruhe.

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ARLINGTON, VA. - It is 6:11 p.m. at Harrison Shopping Center, and one police cruiser is almost full of Christmas toys stuffed into the backseat and even the trunk. Last year they filled four cruisers. Officer Michael Keen says people were stopping by before they even started accepting donations at 6 p.m.

The parking lot is blocked off with bright flashing cruisers ready for the Fill the Cruiser Holiday Toy Drive sponsored by the Arlington County Police Department (ACPD.) Other locations in Shirlington Village and Our Lady of Lourdes are also collecting toys on Nov. 28 with Pentagon Row collecting on Tuesday, Dec. 5.

Cars drive by slowly and children jump out, clutching boxes of airplanes and Star Wars and all of their own favorite toys to donate, and officer Kwame Domfe says, "Here comes a stuffed bear; they love those." He says that Legos were the big thing last year.

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