The eighth annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program at the Wingfoot Lake blimp base kicked off Friday and continues through this weekend in Suffield Township.

The free event lets people donate to Toys for Tots while driving inside the blimp hangar next to the new airship Wingfoot Three, which was christened this year. The hangar is Wingfoot Three's home base.

The three-day Toys for Tots program continues from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s airship base is at 841 Wingfoot Lake Road.

New toys in the original packaging or cash donations are encouraged to support the Toys for Tots program, but not required.

The seven previous Toys for Tots events involving Goodyear and the Marines delivered more than 80,000 toys and more than $200,000 to the program.

For more information, go to www.goodyearblimp.com, the Goodyear Blimp Facebook page, or call 800-344-9859.