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Santa comes early at Metro

Gifts collected during Tony's Metro Magic, Metro's annual toy drive, were distributed over the weekend.

On Saturday, Christmas came early for some Philly children.

Children received presents at the holiday party held Saturday bytheInstitute for the Development of African American Youth (IDAAY)that were donated by the annual Tony's Metro Magic toy drive.

This year marks the 6th anniversary of the toy drive, which was renamed in memory the man who oversaw the project for more than four years, Tony Metcalf, Metro's longest-running editor-in-chief.Metcalf passed away in 2013 from colon cancer at the age of 50.

Mr. Metcalf lit up every year as he saw the faces of children unwrap their holiday gifts. It is our goal to keep that magic alive.

 

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