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Lighthouse Foundation opens annual toy shop

December 14, 2019 Digital Media Exclusive

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GIBSONIA — Santa's helpers were out in force on a rainy Saturday morning helping ease the holiday stress for nearly 200 families.

While people lined up in the rain outside Bakerstown United Methodist Church, 5760 William Flinn Highway, inside the hot chocolate, coffee, orange juice and doughnuts were arranged awaiting the start of the Lighthouse Foundation Toy Shoppe.

Now in its 34th year, the toy giveaway this year will help 200 families with 437 children put presents under the tree, said Theresa Rodriguez, the Lighthouse Foundation's marketing and grant manager.

Participants in the Lighthouse Foundation's food bank registered to take part in the event running from 9 a.m. to noon.

This is an excerpt from a story that appears in Monday's Butler Eagle.

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