Oct. 17, 2008 Briefs

Mayor launches Christmas toy drive

The Mayor’s Christmas Toy Drive: Operation Santa Cop will host the first toy drive of the season from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday during the Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast at First Baptist Church in Portales.

Police officers will be collecting new toys for boys and girls from birth through age 18 who may not get a Christmas this year.

Toys should be new and unwrapped. Gifts will be delivered throughout December.