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Pay a parking ticket with a toy

Want to take care of those unpaid parking tickets? Now is the chance with the City of Fort St. John’s annual Toys for Tickets campaign starting Monday, Dec. 3. Until Dec. 20, parking tickets received since Sept.
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Left to right: Shelley Van Eindhoven, Bonnie Isenberg, and Jennilee Rennie at city hall, where five blue bins worth of toys were donated to the Salvation Army through the city's Toys For Tickets campaign.

Want to take care of those unpaid parking tickets? Now is the chance with the City of Fort St. John’s annual Toys for Tickets campaign starting Monday, Dec. 3.

Until Dec. 20, parking tickets received since Sept. 1, 2018 can be paid for by donating a new, unwrapped toy, gift card, or cash in lieu of the cash value of the ticket.

All donations collected will be given to the Salvation Army for local families in need. The biggest need for Salvation Army are toys appropriate for kids 8 to 17 years old.

“This program gives citizens an opportunity to spread holiday cheer one toy at a time," said councillor and acting mayor Trevor Bolin in a press release.

"Even if you didn’t get a parking ticket from the city, you can drop off a donation at city hall and we’ll deliver it to the Salvation Army.”

Toys for Tickets has been around since 2005 and has been a great help in supporting those in need in the community.

Those wanting to clear their parking tickets have until Thursday, Dec. 20 at noon. Donations can be brought to city hall.

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.