Members of the Joy Bible Class at First Community Church of Buckeye Lake have already packed 101 shoebox gifts for children around the world. First Community will once again be a drop-off center. Dates are Monday - Friday, Nov. 14-18 from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 20 from 1-4 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 21 from 9 - 11 a.m. Shoe boxes are filled with school supplies, toys, necessity items like toothbrushes and toothpaste, hard candy and a letter of encouragement. Step-by-step instructions are available at www.samaritanspurse.org. Beacon photo by Charles Prince.