Community Christmas needs donations

Published 7:22 pm Wednesday, December 12, 2012

There is still time to get in a donation to the Andalusia Community Christmas drive.

The annual distribution party will be held Friday for the 575 “angels” participating in this year’s event that provides Christmas for needy families.

This year, two sign- up sessions were held.

Organizer Larry Avery said volunteers are finishing up the shopping for some 50 angels.

“We encouraged folks to spend at least $60 on each ‘angel’ adopted on things like clothing, books, and toys,” Avery said.

Each year, the group also gives away bicycles to more than 100 children. Recipients are selected in a drawing. Avery said 150 bicycles were ordered for this year’s event and were assembled by members of the Andalusia Lions Club. Helmets were donated by the Andalusia Pilot Club.

Donations are tax-deductible and should be mailed to Andalusia Community Christmas Inc., P.O. Box 1525, Andalusia, AL 36420, FEIN# 20-0211790.

Doors to the Kiwanis Center will open at 6 p.m., with the event beginning at 6:30 p.m. Admission tickets, which have been distributed, are required for entry.