Easton Police Department launches 2017 toy drive
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.