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A wrapped toy is the admission price for the December 11 Chicken House Opry Christmas show when Mission Police Department officers will be on hand to receive the gifts for their annual Kops for Kids toy drive. The toys will be distributed at the Mission P.D.’s annual event on Dec. 21.
The Chicken House Opry is a Branson, Missouri-style family comedy and music show located at 8049 N. Bentsen Palm Drive, six miles north of Expressway 83.
The show begins at 2 p.m. and gifts must be a new toy, marked “boy” or “girl,” and suitable for children age four to eight. Mission P.D. also has collection boxes at area Walgreens and Dollar General stores, and toys may also be left at the police station, 1200 E. 8th Street, across from the Mission City Hall.
The regular Opry season kicks off Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. and continues Dec. 17-18 and 23-24. Tickets at the regular shows are $22 for two people. Meals are sold at the performances. Each guest at the shows Dec. 23-24 will receive a Christmas gift.
For more information on the Toy Drive, contact Investigator Romeo Ortega, Mission P.D. events coordinator, at 458-9046. For more info on the Chicken House Opry, call 479-970-5204.
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