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Car clubs collect toys for keiki

  • COURTESY CHUCK LITTLE AND TOYS FOR TOTS HAWAII
    Master Sgt. Scott Crockett, last year’s Toys for Tots Hawaii coordinator, and his daughter, Taylor, admired one of the cars at the 2009 Car Cruise and Drive & Shine Car Show at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
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The 36th annual Car Cruise and Drive & Shine Car Show, staged by Oahu car clubs to collect donations for Toys for Tots Hawaii, will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 27 at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe.

The base will be open to the public for the free event and signs will direct toy donors to the right spot on base to watch the arrival of some 500 unique, exotic, vintage or otherwise drool-worthy cars beginning at approximately 11:30 a.m.

Local bands and musicians will perform, including Logix Sold Separately, A Touch of Gold, Mike Corrado, Chris Vandercook and the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific Show Band. Food and souvenirs will be available for purchase from Marine Corps Community Services.

"We collected more than 1,000 toys and a chunk of change to purchase toys with" at last year’s event, said Chuck Little, deputy director of public affairs for U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific.

New, unwrapped toys and monetary donations will be collected to benefit Hawaii children at Christmas. This year’s collection goal is 45,000 toys.

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