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The Marine Corp League is once again taking reservation to supply toys for children through the Toys for Tots program. The Clermont Marine Corps League, Sgt. I.W. Hatcher Jr. Detachment #1120, will again be taking applications for toys Sunday November 15 and 22 in the Clermont's South Lake Plaza (Winn Dixie parking lot).

Qualifications require that application must be made by parent or legal guardian of children between ages of 0-12. Applicants will be qualified through the Department of Children & Families (DCF).

The toys will be distributed from the main Fire Station the week of December 14. Specific dates and details will be provided at sign up. Toys are only available through application process.

Since 1947, The United States Marine Corps Reserve has provided toys for needy children through their nationally recognized and acclaimed Toys for Tots Program.

Clubs or organizations can help by hosting a meeting or event) to collect toys.

"We provide the collection boxes and pick up all toys which are then taken to our centralized warehouse when they are inventoried, cataloged and bagged for distribution in Clermont," explained Wally Hornbaker of the Marine Corp League.

For questions about qualifying or to participate in the campaign, contact Hornbaker at 352.243.7970 or

Local Marine Corp League detachment is collecting Toys For Tots for children in South Lake County
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Santa will be at the Clermont Fire Station December 14. Families who wish to sign up may do so Sunday November 15 and 22 in the Clermont’s South Lake Plaza (Winn Dixie parking lot). (Photo by Mike Corradino)
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The Clermont Marine Corps League, Sgt. I.W. Hatcher Jr. Detachment #1120 and Santa Claus will be distributing gifts to children at Clermont Fire Station Number One again this year. Qualifying families may still sign up. (Photo by Mike Corradino)


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