Polk County Operation Christmas Child kick off at Gibson Park Aug. 7

Published 3:39 pm Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Polk County Operation Christmas Child organizers are holding their kick off on Saturday, August 7, at Gibson Park Pool from 5 to 7 p.m. with free swimming for the family.

Learn more about Operation Christmas Child, which is the worlds largest childrens Christmas project. Many of the children are dealing with difficulties such as poverty, disease, famine, war, or natural disaster. Shoe box gifts are a small, yet powerful way to provide a ray of hope in a childs life.

This will be an opportunity for people in our community to have an impact on the life of a child.

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Hotdogs, chips and drinks will be available for a small fee.

If you need more information you can email Judy Jackson at wwwjudy@bellsouth.net or call 828-625-1409.