Eas­ton Po­lice Depart­ment launches 2017 toy drive

The Star Democrat - - LOCAL - By CON­NIE CON­NOLLY cconnolly@ches­pub.com

EAS­TON — The Eas­ton Po­lice Depart­ment will host its sec­ond an­nual corn­hole tour­na­ment along with a Quilt Bingo the same day to raise money for the 2017 EPD Toy Drive.

Both events will be held on Sun­day, Nov. 19, at the Eas­ton Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment, 315 Aurora Park Drive, Eas­ton.

Teams for the Corn­hole Tour­na­ment can pre-regis­ter for $30 per team or pay $40 at the door. Teams can pre-regis­ter by Satur­day, Nov. 18, by con­tact­ing Cpl. Tim Lar­ri­more at glar­ri­more@town-eas­t­onmd.com or 410-822-1111 x2421 or stop­ping by the po­lice sta­tion at 106 W. Dover St.

Pre-reg­is­ter­ing teams can pay their fee on the day of the tour­na­ment.

The tour­na­ment will be­gin at 1 p.m. The first place prize of $500 was do­nated by Stephanie Ship­ley of Ship­ley Law Firm, and the sec­ond place prize of $300 was do­nated by Lane En­gi­neer­ing.

“We can’t thank Ms. Ship­ley and Lane En­gi­neer­ing enough for their kind and gen­er­ous do­na­tions,” Lar­ri­more said. He said he needs to raise be­tween $5,000 and $7,000 for this year’s toy drive.

“We hosted our first-ever corn­hole tour­na­ment last year. Thanks to a huge turnout, we were able to raise over $1,600 from this event,” Lar­ri­more said.

“A group of com­mu­nity quil­ters came to­gether to cre­ate and do­nate 20 hand­made quilts to raise funds for the toy drive,” Lar­ri­more said. The tick­ets price of $25 will al­low a player to par­tic­i­pate in 20 games. Quilts of var­i­ous sizes will awarded, one per game. A quilt raf­fle will also be held.

Quilt Bingo games be­gin at 2 p.m., but doors will open at 1 p.m.

Tick­ets for the Quilt Bingo can be pur­chased at Quilt Vine in Trappe, Coven­try Quilt­ing in Eas­ton, Lilies of the Field in Eas­ton, Peggy’s Sewing Cen­ter in Centreville, Hob­byTown USA in Eas­ton, the Eas­ton Po­lice Depart­ment at 410-822-1111 (ask for Jill Gar­vey) or by con­tact­ing Tyra at 410-8294101 or Carol at 410-8223763.

In 2016, “we were able to pro­vide 12 to 14 toys per child to 221 chil­dren from 98 fam­i­lies, all from the Eas­ton and Tal­bot county area,” Lar­ri­more said. “In ad­di­tion to that, we were also able to help Mary­land State Po­lice with their ef­fort by pro­vid­ing them with toys.” The age of the re­cip­i­ents ranged from new­born to 16 years old.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to pre-regis­ter, con­tact Cpl. Lar­ri­more at glar­ri­more@ town-eas­t­onmd.com.

Ap­pli­ca­tions to re­ceive toys will be ac­cepted un­til Fri­day, Dec. 15.

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The Eas­ton Po­lice Depart­ment is launch­ing its 2017 Toy Drive with a corn­hole tour­na­ment and quilt bingo to be held con­cur­rently on Nov. 19 at the Eas­ton Fire Hall. Pos­ing with some of the quilts and a toy col­lec­tion box are Capt. Greg Wright, Chief David Spencer, Det. Tim Lar­ri­more, Cpl. Lenox Trams and Pfc. Avery Mar­shall.

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