The Admiral Coontz Recreation Center will be closed Thursday and Friday Dec. 19-20 for Toys for Tots setup and distribution.

About 1,500 children in Northeast Missouri will receive gifts through the Toys for Tots program this holiday season.

Locally sponsored by Douglass Community Services and Hannibal Parks & Recreation, the goal of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community.

The Admiral Coontz Recreation Center is open during daytime hours for walking and other activities. An attendant on duty can lend out athletic equipment and games. There is also a Special Needs room with equipment for developmentally disabled individuals.

Regular hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays.