Voluntary Action Center Holds Christmas Party in July
The heat index might have been over 100 degrees, but it was Christmastime at Columbia's Missouri United Methodist Church.
Santa Claus gave gifts to children, while the Voluntary Action Center staff distributed a fried chicken picnic for more than 400 people.
VAC asked for ten dollar donations, and donors had a chance to win prizes, such as restaurant gift certificates.
The money raised will support VAC programs during the year.
"One of the purposes is to raise dollars for the Voluntary Action Center," said organizer Cindy Mustard. "The other is to raise awareness, and not just during the holidays."
The VAC serves low-income families in Boone County.