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Silver Valley Civitan Project Santa continues to roll

Submitted by Gary Arnold

The visitation team of Civitan Project Santa has begun making their rounds contacting families in need of assistance with Christmas.  Large delivery boxes have been wrapped and work nights are planned two or three evenings each week until Christmas.

Funds have reached near half of the target goal with $2,625 received to date.  Churches contributing include Pleasant Grove United Methodist $400, New Jerusalem Reformed Church $300 and Cid United Methodist $200. Eight individual donations have been in amounts ranging from $50 to $500. Business contributions are $225.

Checks may be mailed to the Silver Valley Civitan Club, Inc., c/o Gary Arnold, Treasurer, 7213 Old Highway 64, Trinity NC 27370. Please note on the check that it is for Project Santa. Funds should be received by December 12 as shopping is scheduled for the following day.

Customers of Food Lion in Silver Valley have already made a significant impact with 200 Feeding America Holiday Without Hunger food-boxes purchased and contributed.  The pre-assembled food boxes with six items are $5 each are still available for sale at the store.

Saint Nicholas will visit the ladies of Kateland Family Care on December 19.  The final details along with the preparation of fruit bags will be handled on the 23rd.  Deliveries will begin at 8 AM on Christmas Eve.

Only a small amount of Claxton Old Fashion Fruit Cake remains available from the Civitan Club. The holiday treat may be obtained from any member, several local businesses or by calling Sales Manager Jerry Surratt at 336-472-1428. One and two pound cakes are available at $4 per pound.  Proceeds are used for numerous Civitan community service projects including Project Santa.