Decorah High School will be conducting a Toys For Tots toy drive the week before Christmas at the following high school events: DHS vocal concert - Monday, Dec. 17; DHS 9-12 boys basketball - Tuesday, Dec. 18; DHS 9-12 boys basketball - Thursday, Dec. 20 (at Decorah Middle School); DHS wrestling meet - Thursday, Dec. 20.

New and lightly used toys will be accepted and donated to the local toy closet to be used to spread holiday cheer to area families. For each toy donation you will receive one ticket to be entered into a raffle drawing for multiple prizes. Monetary donations will also be accepted and used to buy new toys for the drive. Raffle tickets will also be awarded to those who make monetary donations. Over $500 dollars worth of prizes are available to win, including various gift cards to local businesses, framed commemorative posters honoring the five 2012 DHS State Champion teams, several new 2013 DHS Marketing Discount Cards (formerly known as DECA cards) and a grand prize of 100 Chamber Dollars.

The raffle drawing will take place at the conclusion of the events Thursday night, and you need not be present to win. This is a 100 percent fundraiser for the local toy closet, and all donations and proceeds will directly benefit families in need this holiday season.

Donations can also be turned in to the high school office during regular hours to receive your raffle tickets until 3 p.m. Dec. 20.

This is sponsored by Fareway, Willis' Brew Pub and Eatery, Kwik Star, Pinter's Landcasping, Mabe's, and the Sport Shop along with the DHS Marketing FireSquad and Community Club.