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Photos and video: Truckload of toys donated, delivered to Duluth Salvation Army

Employees and volunteers with Mid-State Truck Service location in Duluth spent Thursday evening, Dec. 2, 2021, shopping at Fleet Farm in Hermantown as part of Truckers for Tots, which supports the Toys for Tots program. More than $11,000 worth of toys were purchased, put into approximately 40 large shopping bags and loaded into a semitrailer truck. On Friday morning, Dec. 3, the truck stopped by the Duluth Salvation Army to deliver the donation. The toys will be given to families in need during the Duluth Salvation Army's Christmas assistance distribution week Dec. 20-23 with toys handed out Dec. 21-23. Mid-State Truck Service plans to exceed $50,000 worth of toy donations to the communities it serves in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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Mike Cooper, operations manager at Mid-State Truck Service, smiles as he begins to pull carts filled with toys toward the exit at Fleet Farm in Hermantown during Mid-State Truck Service's Truckers for Tots shopping event Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. Almost 20 people participated in the event. Over $11,000 worth of toys were purchased to be donated to families in need. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

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A Mid-State Truck Service semitrailer truck parked outside of Fleet Farm in Hermantown on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, waits to be loaded with bags of toys as part of the Truckers for Tots program that supports Toys for Tots. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

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Roger Farleigh, shop foreman with Mid-State Truck Service, pushes a cart filled with toys toward a checkout aisle at Fleet Farm in Hermantown on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021 during the Truckers for Tots shopping event. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

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Fran Stodola checks a list while standing near a car filled with toys. Stodola is a Mid-State Truck Service employee and participated in the Truckers for Tots shopping event at Fleet Farm in Hermantown on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

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Michael Hames, a Toys for Tots coordinator, hands a toy to a cashier at the register in a checkout aisle at Fleet Farm in Hermantown on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, during the Mid-State Truck Service Truckers for Tots shopping event. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

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Aaron Anderson, general manager of Fleet Farm in Hermantown, places a toy in shopping bag while at the end of one of the store's checkout aisles during during the Mid-State Truck Service Truckers for Tots shopping event Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021.. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

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Employees and volunteers with Mid-State Truck Service's Truckers for Tots shopping event at Fleet Farm in Hermantown on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, prepare to take carts filled with toys outside and load the items into a semitrailer truck. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

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Tony Riggs, right, pushes a cart filled with toys toward a semitrailer truck outside Fleet Farm in Hermantown on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. Riggs was among the employees and volunteers with Mid-State Truck Service's Truckers for Tots shopping event. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

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Doug Johnson, center, rests his hand on a cart outside Fleet Farm in Hermantown during the Mid-State Truck Service Truckers for Tots shopping event Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. A semitrailer truck was loaded with toys, which will be donated to families in need. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

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A Mid-State Truck Service semitrailer truck pulls into the parking lot at the Duluth Salvation Army on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, carrying a load of approximately 40 shopping bags filled with more than $11,000 worth of donated toys. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

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Approximately 40 shopping bags of more than $11,000 worth of donated toys sit in the gymnasium at the Duluth Salvation Army on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

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Duluth Salvation Army Development Director Cyndi Frick, left, smiles while speaking with Mid-State Truck Service Operations Manager Mike Cooper outside the Duluth Salvation Army on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

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From right, Angelo Olson, Kody Carlson, Stacy Hegstrom, Mike Cooper and Rich Smith, all of Mid-State Truck Service, stand behind approximately 40 shopping bags of donated toys in the gymnasium at the Duluth Salvation Army on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. Dan Williamson / Duluth News Tribune

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