The Lansing Board of Water & Light kicked off the opening of its downtown Lansing Toy Mill on Nov. 22 as part of the 35th annual Silver Bells in the City festivities. The event is made possible through the support of many area sponsors, including presenting sponsors the Lansing Board of Water & Light and the city of Lansing.
BWL General Manager Dick Peffley and Lansing Mayor Andy Schor accepted the first toys for the annual toy drive at a news conference Nov. 22, joined by students from the Waverly Community Schools, who performed a selection of holiday favorites. Representatives of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve also took part in the event.
“The BWL is excited to once again help with Toys for Tots during Silver Bells, and we encourage everyone to drop off a donation to benefit local children during the holiday season,” Peffley said. “The toys donated stay local, and it’s another example of how the BWL continues to give back to the community we serve.”
The BWL Toy Mill is located in the 200 block of Washington Square at Ottawa Street. Toys will also be collected at BWL’s Haco Customer Service Center, 1232 Haco Drive in Lansing, until Dec. 3, along with several other locations throughout the community.