Country Inn and Suites collected $928 and lots of food and toys during the ninth annual Christmas in the Country event held Dec. 7 and Dec. 8 at the hotel. The collection benefits the Blue Ridge Food and Toy Drive, coordinated by the Carbon Mountaineers Marine Corps League Detachment 996. Coordinating the collection event were Caitlin Swartz, left and Roseann Lesher, owner. Nick Hawkey, commandant of the MCL, front, played Santa Claus and also coordinates the food and toy drive which benefits disadvantaged families in Carbon County.