Groups partner for Christmas toy drive

The Marine Corps League and the Mark the Shark Toy Drive have begun a new partnership to gather donations of toys for children and families for the 2018 holiday season. Mark “The Shark” Schlesinger, founder of the annual drive that bears his radio name, and Bill Bechdel, local director of the Marine Corps League Toys for Tots, said they’re excited to form a new partnership that will better serve the children of Clinton County and Keystone Central School District. It will also eliminate confusion, duplication of services and help both organizations be more efficient, they said. Shown in photo above to announce the move are, from left, Bechdel, Schlesinger and Jennifer Hagaman, VSO, of the Clinton County Veterans Affairs. More information is available by calling Schlesinger at 570-748-4038 or Bechdel at 570-893-4339.