275 sign up for Community Christmas

Published 12:09 am Saturday, November 8, 2014

Around 275 people have signed up for Andalusia’s Community Christmas and there is one more opportunity for those who need assistance to sign up, organizer Larry Avery said.

“I think last year, we had close to 300 at the sign-up,” he said. “We are anticipating we will get 100 or so more at our late registration.”

Late registration will be Thurs., Nov. 13, at Andalusia Elementary School, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Avery said angels will be available for adoption at Andalusia Regional Hospital, CCB Community Bank, Darby’s, JCPenney and Walmart this weekend.

Those who sponsor an “angel” will need to deliver presents on Dec. 5, 6, and 7. On Fri., Dec. 5, presents will be accepted from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., on Dec. 6, they can be turned in from 8 a.m. until noon, and on Sunday, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.


Those who need to participate in Thursday’s late registration must present   the following documents at the time of registration:

• your picture ID (For the parent registering their children, i.e. driver’s license, school ID, work photo ID, etc).

• Birth certificate for each child.  Only parents and legal guardians are allowed to register their children.  No grandparents, aunts or other individuals unless they are legal guardians with documentation of guardianship.

• A Social Security card for each child or legal document with their social security number.

• Proof of residence – Current bill or rent receipt that shows your physical address.  No post office addresses are accepted.

• Proof of government assistance (WIC, Medicaid, SSI, etc).

You must present all documents at the time of registration.

The program assists children ages 2 through 10, who live in Andalusia, Straughn, Red Level and Pleasant Home school.

Tax-deductible contributions can also be mailed to Andalusia Community Christmas, Inc., P.O. Box 1525, Andalusia, AL 36420.