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Project Santa Continues Making Their List
Project Santa has been visiting families since November 1st in the Denton and surrounding areas. The list already has over 200 names of children in need. If anyone may need assistance or know of a family in need of assistance please contact Bobby Garner 336-817-1119, Keith Garner 704-798-4242 or Bruce Peck at 336-859-3474.
This year Project Santa will be working out of the Project Santa Building and the First Baptist Church from December 12th thru December 24th.

Fruit baskets will be made up and delivered on Friday, December 12th and Saturday December 13th at the Project Santa Building. Any volunteers wishing to assist with Fruit baskets can contact Terri Cook 336-239-6986 (after 1pm) or Goldia Spivey 336-859-2477. The fruit will arrive around 9:00 am on December 12th.

Food Boxes will be assembled on December 16th at the Project Santa Building and the First Baptist Church. Project Santa would like to thank Food Lion for all their support in donating food for the past 13 years. Unfortunately, due to budget constraints, Food Lion was not able to donate food as they had in years past. However, Food Lion is allowing Project Santa to purchase food at a considerable discount this year, so Project Santa can assist those families and children in need of food. As you know Project Santa works solely on donations to purchase toys, fruit and clothing. If you would like to make a special donation to assist with the food contact anyone with Project Santa. Food pick –up will be on December 17th and 18th at the First Baptist Church.

The Clothing closet will be open on December 17th, 18th and 19th for those in need of clothing. Anyone wishing to volunteer their time and talents at the clothing closet can contact Jeff and Geniva Swaringen.

Santa and his Elves will begin assembling the toy boxes on December 19th thru December 24 at the Project Santa Building and the First Baptist Church. All volunteers can be at the Project Santa Building and First Baptist Church at 9:00am on December 19th thru the 24th.

Project Santa would like to thank all the individual, businesses, Civic Organization and Churches that have donated their time, talents and financial resources in the past and appreciate your continued support this year.
Submitted by Gary Arnold
The 48th edition of Civitan Project Santa is underway with a large list of community families to be visited to determine their needs. Households will be visited to collect children’s names, ages and requests for toys and clothing. 

The list team met November 13 to begin the project that typically requires more than 400 hours by Christmas Eve. The visitation team will begin work November 29.
Volunteers will wrap around 150 large gift boxes at Project Santa Headquarters. The former Cid Hosiery building will serve as Santa Central for an ninth consecutive year. The goal is to now fill those containers with clothing, food and toys.

Contributions may be made by contacting Santa Brigade Commander Roger Barker at 474-1438 or mail to 222 Monroe Drive, Thomasville NC 27360.
All donations including toys, clothing and monetary should be made no later than December 15. Final sorting and shopping will be scheduled a day or so later. Donated goods should be new or clean and only slightly used.

Kris Kringle will visit the ladies of Kateland and Westanna Family Care during the week before Christmas.

PSC hits high gear a week before Christmas with the filling of gift boxes. Fruit bags and food boxes will be assembled for delivery to around 400 people on Christmas Eve.

The 2014 Santa Brigade Commanders are Barker and Joyce Parrish. Team leaders are Parrish, list; Harold Parrish, visitation; Sara Barker, clothing & toys; John Hughes, food and fruit; Peggy Harrison, people with disabilities; and Parrish, Santa manager.

“GIVING TREE” at Library will again provide gifts for senior citizens 2014  
South Davidson Family Resource Center and Denton Public Library will again share a project for Christmas this year. The “GIVING TREE”, which will focus on helping needy senior citizens in our community, was a real success in the last few years and we hope it will be really great this year also.
Center and Library personnel feel that at Christmas, so much attention is focused on children that sometimes older residents are overlooked - either because they are reluctant to request assistance, or don’t know where to ask.

Applications for placing senior citizens on The Giving Tree can be submitted November 3rd until the cut-off date of December 10th. Sign-up times will be 9AM to 11AM on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at the Resource Center. Information about requesting help can be obtained by calling 859-5399 or by visiting the Resource Center on West Salisbury Street beside the Library.

The “GIVING TREE”, located at the Library, will have ornaments that will be number coded, and have information about a person including specific needs, but not their name. Individuals and families who would like to “adopt” one or more of the seniors and provide gifts for them may visit the Library to pick an ornament, beginning Monday, November 10th. They will then be responsible for buying needed items and gifts for that person, wrapping the gifts, labeling them with the number code, and taking the items to the Library during normal operating hours by December 18th. The Library is open Monday and Thursday from 9 AM to 8 PM; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 AM to 5:30 PM; and on Saturdays from 10 AM until 2 PM.  

Gifts must be picked up by the recipient at the Library on Saturday, December 20th from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. We will also be having light refreshments during this time.

For more information about the “GIVING TREE”, or if you have questions, please call the Center at 859-5399.