Toys for Christmas kids are being collected by the staff at Firstar Bank in Sallisaw, represented by Lee Bennett, the bank’s mortgage lender, left, and Matt Bennett, loan officer, right. Michelle Mings, Firstar marketing vice president, said the deadline to donate toys for the toy drive is Friday. The toys will be delivered to Catholic Charities in Sallisaw next week. MaryLynn Lufkin, Catholic Charities director, said over 350 children are in need of Christmas cheer and gifts this year. These Christmas angels may be picked up at Armstrong Bank and Arvest Bank in Sallisaw. But, Lufkin said, sometimes there are not enough toys to go around. That’s when Firstar Bank’s toy collection comes in handy. “It is a blessing,” Lufkin said. “We use those toys for the angels who are not picked out or who come in late.” For information about donating a gift contact any of the banks or Catholic Charities at 918-775-6111.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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