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'Toy Drive for the Holidays' to donate pallets of toys to sheriff's department

Chris Williams, Comanche Nation Casino general manager, poses with a pallet of donated toys. Chris Williams, Comanche Nation Casino general manager, poses with a pallet of donated toys.
This photo shows one of two pallets donated in a single day. This photo shows one of two pallets donated in a single day.

LAWTON, Okla._The Comanche Nation Casino is wrapping up their second annual Toy Drive for the Holidays and will take the donated toys to the Comanche County Sheriff’s Department Thursday afternoon.

People from around the area have dropped off donated toys to the casino since the beginning of December and Wednesday, December 16, from noon until 9:00 p.m. is the last chance to donate. Anyone wanting to donate new, unwrapped toys should head over to the Player’s Club at Comanche Nation Casino.

Between 45 and 50 pallets worth of toys have been donated and most of them have been donated to other organizations. They have 10 pallets and expect to collect a few more pallets worth of toys Wednesday for the sheriff’s department, and two of those pallets were donated just Tuesday.

All of the donated toys will then be taken to the Comanche County Sheriff’s Department Thursday afternoon and will go out to families in Comanche County on Friday and Monday.  

The toys from the casino are being added to the other toys collected through the department’s annual Christmas Toy Drive. So far, they’ve helped out 150 families in Lawton and expect to help out 50-60 families in the county. They say they should be able to give toys to 200-300 kids total.

The toys that aren’t given out this year will be kept until next year.

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