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Toys For Tots (Photo Finish)

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Toys For Tots

My old pal Ernie the Angler paid a visit to the Toys For Tots truck and WDAZ News @5 last night.  Ernie said he was fishing for Toy For Tots donors. The big Whalen’s Moving and Storage truck is filling … Continue reading

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Toys For Tots: Then & Now

THEN: In years past, celebrities like North Dakota native Peggy Lee would be asked to record the Toys For Tots jingle which would be played on radio stations around the country each year to promote the campaign.  Nat King Cole, Vic Damone and others recorded the … Continue reading

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Toys For Tots: Then & Now

THEN: Actress Tina Louise at a Toys For Tots event in Hollywood in the 1960′s.   NOW: Santa pays a visit to the Toys For Tots truck at WDAZ. The big Whalen’s Moving & Storage truck is open in front … Continue reading

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Toys For Tots

THEN: President George Bush lends a hand in the 2005 Toys For Tots campaign. NOW: Stacie Van Dyke “live shot” from the WDAZ Toys For Tots truck this week. The big Whalen’s Moving & Storage truck is open in front … Continue reading

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Toys For Tots: Then & Now

THEN: Bob Hope hosting a Toys For Tots event in Hollywood (circa 1965).  Actress Angie Dickinson, a North Dakota native, is pictured on the far right. NOW: Reporter Victor Correa about to do a “live shot” earlier this week from … Continue reading

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Toys For Tots: Then & Now

THEN: Toys For Tots was begun in 1947 in Los Angeles by William Hendricks who, at his wife’s suggestion, gathered a group of local Marine reservists who collected some 5,000 toys for local children.Their efforts were so successful that, in … Continue reading

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Toys For Tots: Then & Now

THEN: A photo of Walt Disney who created the iconic Toys for Tots logo.  Mr. Disney was a a huge supporter of the Toys For Tots campaign. NOW: Even before the Whalen’s Moving and Storage truck arrived at WDAZ this … Continue reading

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Toys For Tots

Help us fill the Toys For Tots truck.  Beginning Monday bring  new, unwrapped toys to WDAZ at 2220 South Washington Street in Grand Forks.  The truck will be open from       8 AM until 6 PM weekdays and … Continue reading

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Toys For Tots

Looking forward to this year’s campaign.

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