ROSCOMMON COUNTY – The Toys for Tots spirit is alive and well this year in Roscommon County, although with stricter guidelines. Register online before Dec. 14 at and choose your county. The cut-off age for children this year is 15 years old. No applications will be accepted after Dec. 14. All of the Toys for Tots boxes and donations will also be picked up on that date.

There are two days to pick up the toys this year to help with social distancing; Friday, Dec. 18 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 19 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. You will need to bring your ID and wear a mask (required). No children will be allowed during pick up.

For those wishing to donate, there are boxes labeled Toys for Tots in different locations around the county. And, don’t forget to help fill the Blue Goose in front of the Houghton Lake Walmart Nov. 28 and Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.