PRESS PHOTOS BY AL RECKERMarty Hacker, coordinator for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots, Theresa and Dennis Bieak and Staff Sgt. Kevin Miller assist in kicking off the annual holiday collection campaign at a Nov. 9 event at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Attendees, approximately 500 in all, filled boxes with toys that will be distributed to children in need.
Marine Sgt. Daniel Mitchell and Hacker thank Debbie Gemmel for her contribution to the collection. Hacker said Toys for Tots boxes are located throughout Northampton and Lehigh counties. Last year’s effort resulted in 115,212 new toys collected.