Local News 11-19-13

Toys For Tots

Centre County’s 27th annual Toys for Tots campaign is underway. Organizers and guests kicked off the drive with a breakfast yesterday at the Ramada State College Hotel and Conference Center. This year, officials are asking for more food donations to feed more than 1,000 people. According to the Centre Daily Times, there will be roughly 250 collection locations across Centre County for new, unwrapped toys, books, and games for infants to teenagers.

Bicycle Rodeo Today

The State College Borough and a Penn State Health Promotions class is sponsoring a healthy bike riding event for area youth today. The “Bicycle Rodeo” will be held at The Friends School on University Drive from 3:30 until 5:30 this evening. Participants can take part in a skills course, helmet fitting and bicycle safety activities.

Scams Throughout Area

State College Police are reminding residents about potential online scams. Police say several residents were recently victimized by individuals trying to buy merchandise through internet classifieds and dating services. Folks should avoid sending money for items in online classifieds and avoid making personal information for the public.