Christmas in October

9 years 1 month 1 week ago Monday, October 11 2010 Oct 11, 2010 Monday, October 11, 2010 6:31:12 PM CDT October 11, 2010 in News

COLUMBIA - The 27th annual Adopt a Family Christmas Program kicked off this weekend. For ten days, families in need can come to the Blind Boone Community Activity Center to register to receive a sponsor. Parents should come witha  list of gifts their children want and need for Christmas. The sponsors have until December to buy the gifts.

Among the sponsors are JC Penny, Walmart, churches, and families. One parent says he hopes to get his daughter things he cannot afford himself, such as diapers. Some parents stood in line for more then ten hours, in hopes of receiving a ticket to get registered. Only 80 tickets are handed out per day.

Parents should call the Blind Boone Community Activity Center for details on what to bring to register for a sponsor. Registration runs until October 21st.

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