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Lewis County Middle School Students Support Toys For Tots

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You see the train logo all over the place during the holiday season and maybe you've given a toy or two.

Students from a local high school are taking things into their own hands this year to support Toys for Tots.

Robert L. Bland Middle School students in Weston put in some serious effort to give other kids some fun for the holidays.

Those students gathered in the middle school gym to hear the results of their efforts for other children in the area. The drive was organized by the student yearbook club, which was a change from last year. Representatives from the Elkins Marine Corps League said they're glad to give the students a chance to help.

"It's good for the kids, gives them a little responsibility, teaches them about sharing with others and we enjoy it, and it helps us out a lot for the whole project. We do about two-thousand kids in nine counties we cover, so this is a big help," said the league's Richard Ware.

And it's a project the students themselves got excited about doing, too. Natalie Rogers is the student organizer from the yearbook club, and she was only too happy to play a part in an outreach like Toys for Tots.

"This is a really big one, and it helps out thousands of kids all over the world, and we did a whole bunch, we got a whole bunch of toys this year," said Rogers.

Toys for Tots goes around the world, but the toys gathered by the school will stay local. Ware said thanks to the efforts of Rogers and the rest of Robert L. Bland Middle School, there will be a lot more toys for those families in need this year.

"The more we get, the more we can give, and things like this just ensure that each child that is signed up for the program gets more toys. It's a good thing," said Ware.

The four grades in the school alone brought in more than 1,700 toys to be distributed to those nine counties.