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Toys for Tots: N.C. Rep. Larry Kissell announced his Concord office will serve as a drop off site for the 2011 Toys for Tots program. New, unwrapped toys will be accepted at 325 McGill Avenue, Suite 500, Concord. Details: 704-786-1612.
Personnel change: Greg Hall, principal at Mount Pleasant Middle, was appointed principal of Jay M. Robinson High School, replacing Beverly Mack, who became principal of the Opportunity School in November. Cannon School: Open house, Jan. 7 at 1 p.m. in Taylor Hall. Details: www.cannonschool.org.
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Students donated more than 800 new gifts for underprivileged children during the school's annual Project Wrap-In.
Hickory Ridge High: The bands collected more than 100 toys for Operation Toy Drop, a philanthropic project in which Ft. Bragg paratroopers distribute toys to underprivileged children and social service agencies. Band members delivered the toys to Fort Bragg on Dec. 9 to observe the 1,800 paratroopers jump event. The students were taught on-board airborne operations protocol and learned chute recovery techniques under Jumpmaster supervision.