Oklahoma City metro-area briefs

Oklahoma City metro-area briefs for Dec. 25.
Published: December 25, 2013
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IN BRIEF

Museum hands out educational toys

The children and families of Smart Start Central Oklahoma's Early Birds program received toys and a free day at Science Museum Oklahoma on Saturday. More than 1,300 toys were donated by Constructive Playthings, a company that specializes in educational toys, according to a news release. Express Employment Professionals helped set up the gift distribution event. More than 500 families were served and 700 gifts given away. The remaining toys went to the Salvation Army. Volunteers from Boeing, the Oklahoma City Barons, Chesapeake Energy and local school districts also helped to make the event a success.

Crews to pick up Christmas trash

Beginning this week and continuing through Jan. 3, city sanitation crews will pick up extra Christmas trash such as wrapping paper and boxes, as long as it is left near the trash receptacles. Christmas trees placed by the curb will be picked up the week of Jan. 6-10 on the regular yard waste collection day for each neighborhood. Residents are asked to remove stands and ornaments. If the tree is more than 6 feet in height, the tree should be cut in half. Trees also can be taken to the compost center at 398 Bratcher Miner Road. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

FROM STAFF REPORTS