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Tri-town Toys for Tots

Tri-town students, police fill three cruisers

By Tanner Harding | Dec 14, 2016

Photo by: Tanner HardingA giant teddy bear takes up the last bit of space in the back of a Marion cruiser.

MATTAPOISETT — Old Rochester Regional National Honor Society students teamed up with the Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester Police Departments for a good cause this holiday season.

On Wednesday morning, students and police officers collected toy donations to support Toys for Tots, filling three police cruisers.

The cruisers sat in the parking lot and parents, teachers and other donators were able drop off any gifts they had.

The ORR Honor Society has done this event for the past four years, but this is the group’s first time working with the police, teacher Sarabeth Morell said.

“[Mattapoisett officer] Matt McGraw is the student resource officer here, and decided he wanted to help,” Morell said. “He was able to help get the police departments on board.”

Collections will continue through Dec. 16 at the school during business hours.

The Rochester cruiser also had a furry friend in the back seat. (Photo by: Tanner Harding)

All three cruisers were stuffed full with donations. (Photo by: Tanner Harding)

Students stood at Route 6 in front of the school to draw attention to the toy drive. (Courtesy of: Sarabeth Morrell)

The cruisers had their lights on so there was no confusion as to where the toy drive was.(Courtesy of: Sarabeth Morrell)

Sgt. Teddy Bear reporting for duty. (Photo by: Sarabeth Morrell)
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