The Bartonville Police Department is collecting donations of toys and clothing for local families in its annual Blue Santa donation drive.
Blue Santa provides gifts to about eight families (27 children) in Bartonville during the Christmas season each year, according to a news release from the town of Bartonville. The Bartonville Town Hall Christmas tree houses Blue Santa ornaments that list specific wants and needs of the children. You can take one or several of the ornaments to support Blue Santa, and then attach the ornament to the gift when you drop it off. Monetary donations and grocery store gift cards are also being accepted at Town Hall, 1941 East Jeter Road.
The deadline for all donations is 4:30 p.m. Dec. 11. For more information, call 817-693-5280.