WEST LAFAYETTE | Purdue University experts are challenging the toy aisles this holiday season.
Portage High School Art Club members, from left, Mariah Rodriguez, 16, Desirae Timpe, 16, and Sydney Williams, 17, look at some of the wooden toys they helped create. Art Club members worked with local Woodchucks Woodworking Club members in Portage to complete about 140 wooden cars, trucks, …
Jerry Hess, of Valparaiso, center, demonstrates a wooden game to Portage High School Art Club members Wednesday at the high school. Hess is Chairman of the toy committee for the local Woodchucks Woodworking Club, which teamed up with about 30 PHS Art Club members to create more than 140 Chri…
Spider-Man is just one of the themes Portage High art students painted onto the 140 wooden toys created by and the local Woodchucks Woodworking Club that will be distributed through the Portage Township Trustees' Santa program to children for Christmas.
Some of the 140 wooden toys created by members of the Portage High School Art Club and the local Woodchucks Woodworking Club that will be distributed through the Portage Township Trustees' Santa program to Portage children at Christmas.
Portage Township Trustee chief of staff Nina Rivas and Jon Robbins, a member of the local Woodchucks Woodworking Club gather wooden toys that were created by the Woodchucks Club and Portage High School student members of the Art Club. The toys will be distributed to needy children at Christm…
Merry Mouse ($18) with snowflake pajamas ($10.50) and a red Santa hat ($3.50) at Build-A -Bear stores and buildabear.com.
Alice's Garden Toy Boutique in Chesterton sells toys constructed of renewable and eco-friendly sources.
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MERRILLVILLE | Members of the Northwest Indiana Woodworkers Association share another common interest in addition to their craft.
The Northwest Indiana Woodworkers Association created toys to provide to children in need for the holidays.
Nancy Distel, a Northwest Indiana Woodworkers Association member, places toys on tables at the Hidden Lake Park social center.
Toys fill tables before they are distributed to local organizations, which will provide the items to families in need for Christmas.
Belita Sandefur, of the Terrace Park Church of God, looks at a toy made by the Northwest Indiana Woodworkers Association.
Norm Johnson, a Northwest Indiana Woodworkers Association member, looks at a toy.
Four-year-old Riley Mikula, of Hobart, watches as Hobart paramedic Mike Haney puts toys in the back of an ambulance to be donated to the Toys for Tots campaign Saturday. Riley and his family donated 207 toys, with the Hobart Fire Department helping transport them to the Hobart Toys-R-Us drop-off.
Four-year-old Riley Mikula, of Hobart, struggles to carry some of the 207 toys he and his family collected for the Toys for Tots campaign to a waiting Hobart ambulance Saturday.
Hobart residents Riley Mikula, 4, and his mom, Tianna, play together before donating 207 toys to the Toys for Tots campaign Saturday. The Mikulas raised money throughout the year to buy the toys through selling their older belongings, as well as popcorn and Kool-Aid.
Four-year-old Riley Mikula and his mom, Tianna, of Hobart, share a high-five Saturday before helping to load up 207 toys the family donated for the Toys for Tots campaign.
Four-year-old Riley Mikula, of Hobart, watches as Hobart Fire Department personel along with his mom, Tianna, and dad, Dave, carry toys to an ambulance to be donated to the Toys for Tots campaign Saturday. The Mikulas raised money through the year to be able to purchase and donate 207 toys.
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