I just wanted to take a moment and not only thank our community for the incredible response to our Christmas in July Toys for Tots drive, but also report on the status of the toys.

Many people have asked what happens to the toys; will they stay locally? I'm happy to report that all 120 toys have stayed in our community!

We delivered them to Tompkins Elementary School and have worked out an arrangement with Toys for Tots that any toys dropped off at my office (Farmers Insurance, 212 W. F St.), will stay here in our town for disposition to our kids!

Thank you Tehachapi, I love our town!

Marty Pay, Tehachapi