YARMOUTH - Although local kids are the real winners, the Yarmouth Police Department has once again taken home the trophy for the 2014 Cape Cod Public Safety USMC Toys for Tots Stuff-A-Bus Challenge.
Yarmouth police, with assistance from the Yarmouth community, contributed more than 2,200 toys for the local Toys for Tots challenge. In all, more than 10,000 toys were collected and delivered to the Toys 'R Us parking lot by public safety department Sunday.
The Cape Cod public safety competition was started several years ago by Barnstable Patrolman Brian Morrison. According to Yarmouth Deputy Chief Steven Xiarhos, Patrolman Morrison is responsible for growing the challenge into what it is today.
For more than a month, Cape Cod police and fire departments have been collecting toys to bring to the 18th annual WXTK Stuff-A-Bus Challenge. From Friday through Sunday, WXTK broadcast live from the Toys 'R Us parking lot. Through the weekend, Cape Codders dropped off toys and on Sunday, local departments gathered in Hyannis to deliver their collected donations in a public safety parade.