This year's Delane Drive toy drop was another success. Over the weekend, residents of Delane, Darlene, Diane and Hillcrest streets collected 62 bags of toys, including 8 bicycles (including one full-sized mountain bike), 3 trikes, one big-wheel and 3 scooters.
Last year saw only 51 bags of toys. This year SOS will be receiving a check for $843, and the toys will be sent both to SOS and the Salvation Army. Event spokesman Damon Leiss says Emporia is a very generous community.
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Also, he says he didn't see the man who always donates bicycles, but Leiss says he's sure that he stopped by.
The drive and holiday light show has been a fixture of Delane, Darlene, Diane and Hillcrest streets since the early 1980s.