Tally is $2,682.25 so far, with goal of $5,000

    The season of giving is once again upon us, which means the annual Toys for Tots drive is underway in Crookston.

    Toys for Tots is a charity sponsored by the employees of the City of Crookston for children in need in the community. Donations can be sent to city hall at 124 North Broadway, Crookston, MN 56716 or brought to the Water Department, located in the rear of city hall, during business hours.

    Cash donations are actually preferred over actual toys because it allows volunteers to purchase age- and gender-specific gifts for kids. Books, toy and gift wrap donations have also been received.

    Here’s the first donation tally from this year’s Toys for Tots drive, which has a $5,000 goal:

    • Crookston Valley Co-Op/Proseed: $697

    • Minnesota Area Public Employees Local #1353: $100

    • Robert and Jennifer Weber: $25

    • Personal donations by staff of Polk County Social Services: $185.25

    • Crookston Rotary Club: $50

    • General Federation of Women’s Clubs: $25

    • Norman and Amy Ellington: $50

    • Mathein Study Club: $50

    • Ernest and Sandra Taus: $50

    • Crookston Noon Day Lions: $100

    • Order of the Eastern Star: $50

    • Crookston Masonic Lodge: $50

    • American Legion Post 20: $200

    • Fitzgerald, Reynolds, Harbott, Knutson & Larson, P.L.L.P.: $100

    • Ottertail Power Company: $100

    • American Crystal Sugar Company: $250

    • Fraternal Order of Eagles Charity: $500

    • VFW Post 1902: $100

Total to date: $2,682.25