2011-11-12 / Editorials & Letters

Donations needed for Christmas

Editor:

As you know there are many families in need this year. It is probably the worst economic time since the Great Depression.

For this reason, we are asking readers to please open your hearts and wallet to help our local families and children to have a Merry Christmas. Consider a generous contribution to the Buckeye Lake Commuity Celebration Committee, Christmas Fund, which provides Christmas for Buckeye Lake Area Families. The area includes Licking, Fairfield, and Perry counties. You may contribute money or new toys or new clothing.

In 2010,with community and business support, more than 400 coats, hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves, as well as Christmas toys for children were handed out. Seventeen families were adopted with a total of 42 children! The committee consists of only volunteers. We receive no public funding. At our first event in 2006, we found children wrapped in blankets to come to get their Christmas gifts. After that the committee decided that coats, hats, and gloves should be a priority

Toys for Tots are no longer represented in this area, BLCCC volunteer organization is dedicated exclusively to Christmas in the Buckeye Lake Community. Several fundraising events support our efforts including,Kar Shoz for the Kidz, Memorial Day Parade, Poker Run, and entertainment books.

If you would like to be a volunteer that day, please email the BLCCC or call the Buckeye Lake Museum at 740-929-1998.

You may contribute money, new toys or new coats. Please help. Every dollar counts this year.

Bless you all!

The Buckeye Lake Community Celebration Committee

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