Providence Fire Department Toys for Tots director Keith Farrell announced on Friday morning that after 32 years, the Providence-based program will no longer be affiliated with the national Toys for Tots organization, beginning immediately.

"We are changing our name to Webster County Kids Christmas," Farrell said.

He stated that it is important that potential donors be aware of the change, which will affect how checks need to be made out.

Since 1987, Toys for Tots has provided Christmas Toys to more than 10,000 Webster County Children.

The J-E will have more information on this situation in time for next week's edition of The Journal-Enterprise.