Lakeland Pools holds toy drive

Now through July 29

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  • Harrison Shauger, who died in March, 2013

  • This year marks the 6th annual toy drive in Harrison's memory

— Lakeland Pools & Spas would like to announce that they are holding their 6th Annual Toy Drive now through July 29th in Loving Memory of Harrison Shauger. Harrison was born on August 2, 2006 with a Congenital Heart Defect knows as Tetralogy of Fallot. Harrison was well known at the store, in school and around the community for his giant smile and silly demeanor that would steal the hearts of everyone he came in contact with. Harrison sadly lost his battle with his heart condition on March 26, 2013 after multiple surgeries and cardiac catheterizations.

The toy drive is in honor of Harrison's 12th birthday this year. Last year the toy drive took in 1236 toys that were then donated to the Pediatric Center for Heart Disease in Hackensack. Harrison made frequent visits to this very office for heart checks. Every visit he made, he always walked out with a smile and toy in hand as they always had a little something to give to him at the end of his visit. The Shauger family would like to continue putting smiles on these precious children who battle heart disease everyday by doing these donations every year for Harrsion’s birthday.

New toys (no stuffed animals please) for ages newborn to teen can now be dropped off at multiple locations again this year until July 29th: In Vernon: Lakeland Pools & Spas 257 Route 94, Vernon Valley Karate Academy 3 Theta Drive, Advocare Vernon Pediatrics 249 Route 94, Vernon Valley Auto Body 3 Warren Drive. In Sussex: Lorenzos Pizza 67 Main Street, Tips & Toes 5 Loomis Avenue, TJ’s Pizza 39 Loomis Avenue, Bakers Pharmacy 38 Main Street. In Hamburg: Sweet Cloudz 81 Route 23. In Franklin: CKO Franklin 44 Mitchell Avenue. In Newton: Newton Sparta Pediatric Dentistry 11 Lawrence Road, Simon Peter Sport Company 660 US Route 206. In Augusta: Oxygen Personal Fitness Training 47 US Highway 206, The Perfect Gentleman Barber Shop 89 Hampton House Road, The Augusta Body Shop 89 Hampton House Road. In Warwick: Dawson Motor Sales & Service 45 Oakland Avenue and Track 7 Postal Center 3 Forester Avenue .

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