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NISD again sets goal to put 100 bikes, other toys under children’s Christmas trees

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NACOGDOCHES (KYTX) — Nacogdoches schools again are seeking to fulfill 100 local children's wishes for a new bike under the Christmas tree.

Every campus and department in the Nacogdoches Independent School District is participating in the "Making the Season Bright" bike and toy drive that runs through Thursday, December 14.

"Last year, we were blessed with the outpouring of donations from our campuses, departments and the community," said NISD Superintendent Dr. Fred Hayes. "Their efforts gathered 92 bikes, $464.14 in cash, 9 helmets, two toy tractors and a Barbie doll — all of which went to brighten Christmas for the less fortunate children in our county."

Toys for Tots organizer Ronnie Bowser said the bike donations were a "blessing." He explained that he was able to use monetary donations, which in previous years paid for bikes, to fulfill children's wishes for other toys.

"It really helped to have those big ticket items in hand," Bowser said.

District officials are encouraging each campus and its support offices to collect approximately 10 bikes, as well as other new, unwrapped toys. All of the donations then will be given to the Nacogdoches Toys for Tots and will be distributed to the families selected for that program.

The E.J. Campbell District Support Center, 420 S. Shawnee (a second entrance is located off of University Drive, just south of Main), serves as the Making the Season Bright donation drop-off site.

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