The northwest Michigan Toys for Tots campaign has been extended.

The campaign, scheduled to end today, has been extended one day at selected locations. Toys for Tots coordinator Maggie Kent estimates 19,000 toys already have been collected in the five-county area, but there has been an increase in requests of up to 40 percent.

Toy-collection boxes will stay up through Saturday at Bill Marsh Auto of South Garfield, Price Point on U.S. 31 South, and Verano Tan on East Eighth Street. Cash donations also can be made to the local campaign through the national organization's website, To learn more, call 933-0344.

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