Last updateFri, 02 Jan 2015 5pm

Chapala Toys for Tots bonanza breaks record

Organizers of  Jugueton 2014 extend a special thank-you to all of the foreign residents who generously contributed to this year’s campaign, helping  them reach an all-time record of 2,736 toys donated to brighten Christmas for impoverished children.

The eighth annual gift collection marathon organized by Chapala parish priest Enrique Monteón Curiel and the San Francisco church Salesian lay missionaries group Grumis was held December 13 and 14 at the Chapala Malecón, with an entertainment program running non-stop despite Saturday’s intermittent winter drizzle.

Bundles of playthings were distributed among needy moms and dads on December 21, 22 and 23 in time for modest family celebrations on Christmas Eve.