The Town of Strathmore is launching the second annual Toys for Tickets campaign.

How the campaign works is that every person who is issued a Municipal Enforcement non-moving violation will be given the option to pay the fine amount by donating a new, unwrapped toy of equal or greater value to the penalty of their parking ticket. 

“Toys for Tickets is a wonderful opportunity to help children in our community have a joyous and memorable Christmas. Many in our community are facing challenges this holiday season, and this program allows people to turn their ticket into a means of helping our neighbours and community have a Merry Christmas,” said Mayor Pat Fule.

Any person who receives a non-moving violation ticket between November 13 to December 11 can bring their ticket with an unwrapped toy in its original packaging and proof of purchase to the Strathmore Town Hall. 

Donations of more than one toy are accepted if the value of the toy equals or exceeds the amount owing on the fine.

“Last year, participants donated over $700 worth of toys to the Strathmore and Wheatland Christmas Hamper Society," said the Town of Strathmore's Community & Protective Services. Mark Pretzlaff. 

If you didn't get a ticket but still would like to help, you are more than welcome to drop off toys at town hall as part of this campaign. All toys left under the lobby Christmas trees will also be donated in support of the Strathmore & Wheatland County Christmas Hamper Society. 

For more information go to the Town of Strathmore's website

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