There's a moment during each of the past three years of Toys for Tots that Weston Police Sgt. Dave Tinglof said he most enjoys.
"Usually on the last day, we bring all the toys over from all the different sites and put them all in the front lobby," Tinglof said. "I usually just look at them all and take a picture and get excited.
"When all those toys take up the entire lobby, that's the greatest moment."
This will the fourth year that Tinglof has served as liaison for the U.S. Marine Corps' Toys for Tots program. He said the generosity he sees each year is what keeps him coming back.
"The part that I like about it most … is the way that everyone just gets so excited to be able to help out other people," he said. "People really do understand the spirit of giving."
Tinglof, an Army veteran himself, said the Toys for Tots collection boxes will remain in the lobby of the Weston Police Station, at Weston Town Hall and the Weston Community Center until Friday, Dec. 14. Over that following weekend, Tinglof will gather the collections from each location and bring them to the police station where they will be picked up by Toys for Tots.
Residents are asked to bring new, unwrapped non-violent toys to any of the above locations by Friday, Dec. 14.
Editor's Note: Sgt. Tinglof's name was misspelled in the original. It has been corrected above.