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Friday, December 17, 2004

One Christmas Food Basket

One Church group
One Community organization
One School
One Community
One Christmas Food Basket

The Presho United Methodist Women's Group (the UMW) with the cooperation of the Lindley-Presho Senior Citizens, the Lindley-Presho Elementary School and the community at large come together to provide Christmas and all the "trimmings" for one family in the Town of Lindley.

The Lindley-Presho School selects a family from town with the most need. The name of the family is kept a secret. The UMW reaches out to the community with a lot of help and support from the local Senior Citizen's Group and gathers everything the family would need to have a good Christmas. And I mean everything. The UMW provides a Christmas tree and all the decorations and every ingredient needed to make a Christmas dinner from the turkey to the dessert. Usually the school selects a family with lots of children so the UMW makes sure the children have presents under the tree.

The UMW also collects donated ornaments and gives one to each child at Lindley-Presho School. This year they will give out 140 ornaments. Rumor has it that many of the "glass ornaments" don't make it home. Oh's the spirit of giving that counts. The Senior Citizens and the UMW crochet and knit mittens also. Dee said altogether this year they have donated 130 pairs of handmade mittens to the children at Lindley-Presho School. Just makes you smile...doesn't it?

If anyone in town wants to make a donation to the family, they can take the items to Dee at the Lindley Town Hall. Check the Town Clerk post for Dee's hours when she's open. You can donate until the 21st of December. Also, check the "comment link" below for what items are most needed. Dee or Peggy Miller will post them.

Any extra items originally donated for the family will be given to the Pantry of Angels.


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