Thanks for making holiday special

Published 12:09 am Saturday, January 5, 2013

Community Christmas is really grateful for the support from the community again this year. The donations and “adopted angels” were within a few dollars of the actual cost of providing the packages and bicycles.

Caring folks provided for more than 575 “angels” displayed on Christmas trees at area businesses and other places in December. Each angel represented a needy child whose family could not otherwise provide Christmas gifts. Each angel listed the child’s clothing sizes and one or two toys for “Santa” to bring. Although Community Christmas bought for some 150 angels, the donations that came in covered those costs. This gives the board a positive outlook in that we will be able to do this again next year, simply because of the generosity of the people of the Andalusia community.

The angel adoption locations included Andalusia City Hall, Andalusia Dental Group, Andalusia Regional Hospital, Ansley Place, CCB Community Bank, Christ the King Catholic Church, Christian Book & Gift Shop, Covington Electric Cooperative, Darby’s Pharmacy, Dimples Daycare, First Baptist Church Andalusia, J.C. Penney, PowerSouth Energy Cooperative, Regions Bank, Southeast Alabama Gas District, Southern Independent Bank, Southeast Alabama Gas District, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Tillman Family Eye Care, Walker Business Machines, Wal-Mart, Wells Fargo Bank, and Winn-Dixie.

Thanks also to local civic clubs, several individuals as well as the Dixon Foundation and United Fund, who made donations to Andalusia Community Christmas! We’d like to add a note of thanks to all the volunteers who helped with registration, bought gifts for angels who were not adopted, and all of Santa’s helpers who participated the night of the Christmas party.

To everyone involved, we want to say we couldn’t make the holidays merry and bright for needy children without your time, money and gifts!


Larry Avery, Chairman

Andalusia Community Christmas, Inc.