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Archive for Wednesday, December 16, 2009

All toys stolen in Wichita replaced

December 16, 2009

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— Toys for Tots in Wichita will be able to play Santa Claus this year after all.

After 1,000 toys were stolen from the Toys for Tots warehouse over the weekend, calls and donations began flooding in on Monday. The Marine Corps, which runs the Toys for Tots program, says it has received more than enough toys to replace all those that were stolen.

The Rev. Mike Stockwell, committee chairman for the Wichita program, says any toys or money left over will be used for next year’s program.

Gov. Mark Parkinson donated $1,000 on Monday, and thousands of dollars more came from congressional candidate Wink Hartman, Spirit AeroSystems employees, the Bombardier Aerospace Learjet Care Fund, unions and Wichita residents.

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