Westport Country Playhouse will be a Toys for Tots collection site during its holiday production of Charles Dickens’ “David Copperfield,” Dec. 1-17.
Theater-goers are invited to support the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program by bringing new, unwrapped toys to the Playhouse drop-off box located in the lobby, and donors are entered in a drawing to win a gift with each donation.
Last year, U.S. Marines distributed 19 million new toys and brought the joy of Christmas and delivered a message of hope to over 7 million needy children throughout the nation.
Over the course of the 57-year history of the program, Marines have distributed over 332.5 million toys to 159 million needy children.
Sunday’s chilly but sunny weather attracted some kayakers to the Saugatuck River who took advantage of the low tide to get under the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge in Westport’s center. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
Sporting a Santa hat, Al DiGuido fastened and checked all the holiday lights along the historic Bridge Street Bridge, while John Giunta snaked cables to a power source to make sure the Saugatuck landmark is all aglow tonight. The lights are courtesy of DiGuido’s charity, Al’s Angels, which plans to provide 1,500 toys to needy children throughout Fairfield County this Christmas. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) James Lomuscio for WestportNow.com