Happy Slapowitz Toy Bash back on

The 20th Happy Slapowitz Toy Bash will be the last.
Published: Oct. 3, 2022 at 10:03 AM CDT
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - A popular, annual toy drive held in downtown Cape Girardeau will take place after concern over a lack of volunteers.

2022 marks the 20th anniversary for the holiday fundraising event.

Each year the toy drive brings together local bands, businesses and the community for a night of fun and entertainment to benefit the Marine Corps League’s Toys for Tots campaign.

Preparations are underway for the bash. Organizers say sponsors and volunteers are wanted.

Venue details and band announcements will be made at a later date.

According to the Happy Slapowitz Facebook page, 2,535 toys were collected at last year’s event and donated to children throughout southeast Missouri.

Since 2002, the organization says it has raised $300,000 in toys and money.