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Lend your support to church toy drive

See that old toy in the corner? You know, the one enjoyed for a time but now forgotten? Why not give it away so one of the thousands of underpriveleged children without toys can have a merry Christmas this year?<!—->.

Thursday, August 19, 1999

See that old toy in the corner? You know, the one enjoyed for a time but now forgotten? Why not give it away so one of the thousands of underpriveleged children without toys can have a merry Christmas this year?

Even though the December holiday is several months away, members of First Baptist Church in Ironton are preparing now.

The kickoff for this year’s Christmas toy drive will begin Sunday at the church when representatives of the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child program give a special presentation during the Sunday sermon.

This is the third year First Baptist Church has participated in the toy drive that delivers Christmas gifts packed in shoe boxes to underprivileged children around the world.

Last year, the church filled 260 boxes of toys. This year, their goal is 400 boxes.

You’ve heard of Christmas in July? Well, this is Christmas in August, September, October

Lend a hand to the church by searching closets and attics this weekend for a few nice toys to donate to the drive.

If everyone starts now, the church could probably double its goal by December.

It just takes every person reaching into their heart and taking time out for someone else who may be less fortunate but deserves the same peace and happiness we all enjoy on Christmas Day.