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State Police Hold Two Corvette Car Club Toy Drives This Weekend

State Police will hold two toy drives this weekend with various Corvettes Clubs in the area.
State Police will hold two toy drives this weekend with various Corvettes Clubs in the area. Photo Credit: www.roguevalleycorvettes.com

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- State Police troopers from Troop G-Bridgeport and Troop A-Southbury will hold two Corvette Club toy drives this weekend and they are inviting residents to stop by to donate a toy and see the Corvettes on display.

At 10 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6, Troop A is kicking off the 2015 State Police Holiday Toy Drive in grand style by teaming up with various Corvette and classic car clubs of western Connecticut, and Westchester and Putnam counties New York.

More than 150 classic cars, and Santa Claus, will be on display during the event at Bennett Motor Group on Route 7 (295 Danbury Road.) in New Milford, (travel down Route 7 to I-84 east in Danbury, and continue on to Troop A (90 Lakeside Drive., Exit 14) in Southbury where the toy drive will be held.

Troopers are hoping to receive as many as 1,000 new, unwrapped toys to distribute to those in need throughout Southbury, Danbury, Waterbury, and Naugatuck Valley, along with local hospitals.

They plan to continue to collect toys up until Christmas Eve at the Troop and Oxford, Roxbury, Bridgewater, New Fairfield, Sherman, and Southbury Resident State Trooper offices.

Not to be outdone, also on Sunday, Troop G is participating in the 17th Annual Korvettes for Kids Cruise in conjunction with Club Corvette of Connecticut.

At 11 a.m., troopers will meet Club Corvette of Connecticut, and Santa, at McDermott Chevrolet, East Haven, and travel down I-95 to Troop G (149 Prospect St. Bridgeport) where they will deliver the toys. The toys will be distributed to those in need throughout the Troop G patrol area.

Last year 50 Corvettes delivered toys to Troop G, this year they are hoping to add more Corvettes to the caravan. If you have a Corvette and are interested in participating please email lgbrowne@sbcglobal.net .

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