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Firefighters toybox serves 267 Whitman County youth


December 26, 2019

Anne McRae

Colfax Volunteer Fire Fighters were contacted by P1FCU, Branch Manager Anne McRae, on Thursday, Dec 19. The volunteers shared they were short gifts for boys and girls tweens and teens. P1FCU, Steve's Glass and staff members donated more than 80 gifts Friday, Dec 20. Firefighters, back row from left, Mirah Young, Mike Hubert and Jake Smith joined Scott Kruse and Colfax Police Officer Joey McCullam, not pictured, at P1FCU to collect the donation. P1FCU staff, front row from left: Anne McRae, Sabrina Mosebar-Craigen and Staci Batterton. Not pictured Jenne Jeske.

Final count of the number of youngsters served by the Firefighters' Toybox was 267 after four days of operation. Fire Chief Craig Corbeill said the total compares with 240 youngsters which were served last year.

Corbeill reported to the city council Dec. 16 that people were lined up as early at 6 a.m. that morning to be able to select toy gifts. The Toybox opened at 8:30 a.m. on the first day.

Chief Corbeill told the city council a volunteer was dispatched Dec. 16 to purchase more toys to stock the store after the first families visited the toybox.

He noted that the volunteers were unable t...

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