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Newtown to distribute gifts town has received

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) Newtown officials have decided to hold a ``Community Giveaway'' to distribute the thousands of gifts sent to the town following December's massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.

In a news release Monday, town officials said the goal will be to give the toys, school supplies and other items to town residents, ``as was intended by their donors.''

The town held a similar toy giveaway just before Christmas for Newtown's children. It has also given some toys to local children's hospitals.

The remaining gifts have been stored in a local warehouse.

The giveaway will be held on Feb. 24 at the Reed Intermediate School. Families with students at Sandy Hook Elementary School will be allowed in at noon. The giveaway will be open to all town residents at 3 p.m.

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