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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                               November 29, 2005






            Darth Vader and Stormtroopers from the 501st Legion, the world’s premier Star Wars costuming club, will converge upon Honolulu Hale on December 4, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., collecting toys for needy children in Hawaii in support of the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.


            A Toys for Tots collection box is located next to Santa’s Sleigh in the courtyard of Honolulu Hale and will continue to receive unused toys from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm daily until Monday, December 19.  People viewing the Honolulu City Lights displays are encouraged to bring a new and unwrapped toy to make this season a little brighter for a deserving child.


            Since 1947, the annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign has fulfilled the wishes of millions of disadvantaged children during the holidays, reinforcing the joy and true meaning of Christmas giving and sharing.  A shiny new truck or an adorable Barbie doll sends a message of love and caring to a less fortunate child and embodies the “magic” of Christmas.


            For more information on the Toys for Tots program in Hawaii, contact SSgt. Erik Stone at 257-2531.  For more information on 501st Legion, contact Tory Laitila at the Mayor’s Office of Culture and Arts at 523-4105.







Tuesday, November 29, 2005

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