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Christmas Is For Kids pickup moved to Marble Falls Middle School

MARBLE FALLS — The Highland Lakes Christmas Is for Kids Inc. Toy Drive pickup has been moved from Marble Falls Elementary School to Marble Falls Middle School, officials said Monday.

Construction at the elementary school forced the move, officials said. The pickup will be Dec. 20.

“Our goal is to make this as painless as possible for everyone involved,” said Robben Thompson, a spokeswoman for the gift-giving charity.

Recipients lining up to receive items in the toy drive are asked to enter the campus from the north end on Bluebonnet Drive, turn west or right on Pony Circle (behind the H-E-B) and continue through the traffic circle.

“This traffic pattern will keep from interfering with normal traffic,” Thompson said.

Families with last names beginning with A-F may pick up at 2 p.m., G-O at 3 p.m. and P-Z at 4 p.m.

Volunteers can park on the lot west of the building, which can be entered from Northwood Drive.

The nonprofit toy drive is in its 18th year and is supported by donations from local merchants and neighbors, Thompson said.

The toy drive serves the residents of the Marble Falls Independent School District except for those with Granite Shoals addresses, which is handled by the annual Granite Shoals Christmas Outreach.

“The area served includes Marble Falls, Cottonwood Shores, Horseshoe Bay and the areas of Spicewood and Smithwick,” Thompson said.

She added the school district has been very helpful.

“The MFISD staff has been wonderful in helping us find another building that will serve our needs and we greatly appreciate the continuing support,” Thompson said.