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Local VFW Post throws 'Toys for Tots' fundraiser

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A local VFW Post teamed up with the U.S. Marine Corps to throw a Toys for Tots fundraiser Sunday.

The event featured bands and raffles. Admission was to donate cash or a new toy. Organizers say they always get a big crowd to come out.

"Those of us that have been deployed, being away from family and friends, we know what it means to not be near the people that we love and it's gotta be even more difficult for families in economic stressful situations to not be able to provide gifts and toys around the holidays," VFW 7591 member Jon Russell tells 27 News.

Russell says this event has been going on for several years and that more than a dozen local bands volunteered to play throughout the event.

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