Toys for tots: 600 happy children in Nipomo

Nearly 600 children in Nipomo received gifts this week — including board games, skateboards, bikes and books — as part of the Toys for Tots program.

The specific toys were a surprise to the children, said Deborah Mansfield, the South County’s Toys for Tots representative.

Mansfield said she worked with Mary Squellati of the Nipomo Family Resource Center to identify families of children in need of the toys.

— Nick Wilson