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Photo Gallery: Newport teacher’s collection of found toys

Jill Johnson displays her collection of found toys on the beach beside the Newport Pier on Tuesday.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)

Jill Johnson has found a colorful assortment of abandoned beach toys on the sand in Newport Beach in the past year.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)

Jill Johnson displays her collection of found toys on the beach beside the Newport Pier.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)

Jill Johnson packs up her collection of found toys to give to children in need. The messages explain her project.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)

Alyssa Canann and her son Gavin add some found toys to Jill Johnson’s collection Tuesday.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)

Not all the abandoned toys in Jill Johnson’s collection are beach items. These samples include dolls, cars, even a tank.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)

Jill Johnson, second from right, discusses her collection of found toys with Christy Topper and her daughter Capri, Jennifer Gadahn and Sue Lindsey, from left.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)

George Johnson, who is preparing a documentary on Jill Johnson’s found-toy project, photographs the collection on the beach beside the Newport Pier on Tuesday.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)
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