Your local U.S. Marine Reserve Toys For Tots organization is gearing up for the upcoming holiday season early this year with a Skate 4 Tots toy drive at Skate America on New Boston Road Sunday, Oct. 7 from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.Sgt. Martin and Sgt Anderson, co-coordinators who are planning this year's events, say they hope to get a early start on gathering toys for this holiday season. They are in need of more educational toys and of course, monetary cash donations are always accepted.

Admission for the Skate 4 Tots party at Skate America is $5 or a new unwrapped Toy. For more information check out their facebook page "Texarkana Toys For Tots" or email