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Carol Perkins: Away They Go
Previous Column: Christmas officially has begun
By Carol Perkins
One thousand, one hundred and fifty-five Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes, filled with toys, hygiene products, socks, t-shirts, school supplies, and materials about Jesus, left Metcalfe County last week for the regional drop-off center in Columbia. From there, they traveled to one of eight processing centers and were then sent to countries where the word of Jesus has not reached or is barely known.
What a county effort! Dozens of people dropped off items, placing them in the boxes decorated by local children. Many took part in bake sales, held fundraising events, and donated financially. Our county shoebox shoppers, Peggie McCoy and Anna Jolly, made sure each box had needed items. A couple of ladies put together these eleven hundred boxes, another group sewed hundreds of bears, and another crew worked for almost two weeks sorting and packing boxes, labeling each "boy or girl" and by age group. The shoeboxes then went into bigger boxes, ready for transport. Lots of work and great fun!
Businesses such as The Salvage Store, T-N-T Auction, Mark Linkous at Glass Thompson Insurance, Tri-County, the Lighthouse, and Lucky Duck went beyond with their more than generous donations and plentiful supplies of items from stuffed animals to jump ropes (many other businesses also donated). Several churches prepared boxes while other congregations donated money for shipping. Both the middle and high school FCA students wrote Bible verses in over 1,000 cards and filled shoeboxes, too. The Chamber, the Herald News, and 99.1 The Hoss help to spread the word.
Thanks to Edmonton State Bank for providing their upstairs space for our workshop and the Metcalfe County School System for transportation, especially Ricky Zurmehly and his son Lance who did the heavy lifting! There are far too many other people to thank than I have space to do. I have never witnessed such a coming together for a common cause.
I'm filled with motivation when I visualize 1,155 smiling faces opening these boxes. So, let's start collecting in January (create your own stash of items) and next fall, we'll meet our goal again. (If you need to get rid of some cash before the end of the year, donate at ESB in the Shoebox Mission Account.)
You can contact Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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