North'd toy drive needs donations
The Martin Concini Toy drive needs community help again to bring Christmas to needy children in the area.
In 1990, the late Chief Martin Concini Jr., saw a need to contribute to those families in Northumberland who were in need during the holiday season. Chief Concini started a Christmas toy program for kids, which ended with this death in 1992.
Since 1998, the Northumberland Police Department has been collecting toys for the less fortunate in his memory.
The program has grown considerably since 1998, and it has been the police department's privlege to assit many family in Northumberland, Point Township, Sunbury and many other communities.
Unwrapped toys may be dropped off at the Northumberland Police Station or Borough Office; First National Bank, 96 Duke Street, Northumberland; Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library, 100 King St., Northumberland; or Northumberland National Bank.
Fun with trains in Danville
Saturday Trains, a free hands-on model train program for children for adults is open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, 120 East Market Street, Danville. This 22-foot-long model train layout runs five electric trains and lets children play with them as long as they want. Since 2005 it's had more than 3,000 visitors. related program, Wheelchair Engineers, which is a model-railroad program will be held at the Columbia Mall on Interstate 80, Exit 232, near Bloomsburg. www.wheelchairengineers.org for more information.