Toys are set to be tossed here in southern Alberta on Friday evening for a good cause. Prior to the Coaldale Night of Lights Parade, the first ever Coaldale Emergency Services Toy Toss will be put on by emergency services personnel. Officials are encouraging parade watchers to toss a toy at volunteers which will then be distributed out to kids in our community who are in need.
“Our last few years have been disrupted quite a bit, as you well know. And we’re trying to reengage with the community and really get back out and address some of the needs that we’ve seen with increasing calls and working with families in the community and just trying to make sure that if we can make the season joyful for everyone, it’s going to help with all of those things,” says Mark Anderson, the manager of community policing for the Town of Coaldale.
Donations for the Coaldale Food Bank will also be accepted during the evening’s festivities.