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With Christmas fast approaching numerous area agencies are continuing toy drives. The U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive will hold its Stuff the Truck event from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at H-E-B Plus, 6106 N. Navarro St. New, unwrapped toys are needed. Then on Saturday, Dec. 18, Blue Santa of Victoria will be collecting toys at an event at the Victoria East High School cafeteria. From 1 to 5 p.m., the public is invited to meet members of the Golden Crescent Raider semi-pro football team, team co-owner, former Texas Longhorn start and former National Football League All-Pro running back Priest Holmes, and former San Antonio Spur superstar and Hall of Famer George "Iceman" Gervin. The public is asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy. For every toy a person brings, their name will be put in a drawing for a door prize. There will also be a moon bounce and face painting for the kids, food, and music. In DeWitt County, the Deputy Santa program is accepting nominations through Dec. 17 for a family in need. Nominations should be no longer than two pages with the family history and needs. They should be faxed to 361-275-0936 or e-mailed to sheriff@co.dewitt.tx.us. Deputy Santa will supply food, clothing and other essentials for the entire family.