Tonawanda News — “It is very emotional,” Mary Jo Leslie, a teacher at Jefferson Elementary said. “It’s a great way to take out the commercialism and really appreciate the time.”
Csicseri said La Hacienda restaurant on Brighton Road also donated a large number of toys to the drive this year.
The town has run the drive for 25 years, with the Youth, Parks and Recreation Department picking it up 15 years ago.
“It’s a sight to see when you see all the toys given out there,” Councilman Dan Crangle, who oversees the department, said. “There are a lot of families we put smiles on for Christmastime.”Contact reporter Jessica Bagley at 693-1000, ext. 4150