The deadline for applications for the annual Christmas Basket program is Wednesday, Nov. 28. You must have your application in to the Family Services office in Stockton by noon on that day in order to be considered for a food basket or gifts for eligible children.
You will receive a letter of confirmation to bring with you to the north door of the First Baptist Church on Main Street in El Dorado on Saturday, Dec. 15, between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. If you do not receive a letter by Dec. 7, please contact Doris at 876-0185 or 296-4917.
Donations of non-perishable foods are needed to fill the baskets. Please give generously to the barrels marked for Christmas Baskets at Woods Grocery Store and Summer Fresh as well as Material Matters Quilt Shop and the Library. Toys may also be placed in the barrels or taken to Fugate Ford.
Churches, clubs or individuals who are collecting toys, please deliver all items to the First Baptist Church by noon on Monday, Dec. 10, so that they can be sorted and bagged for the children. Late toys have to be stored for next year. Food needs to be delivered to the church by noon on Thursday, Dec. 13, please. Boxed dinners are always appreciated, also canned vegetables and fruit, spaghetti noodles and sauce, cake mix, flavored rice and cereal.
Cash donations can be made to the committee treasurer Steve Wiseman at any time. Please make checks payable to Christmas Baskets and mail to Steve at 884 S. 275 RD., El Dorado Springs.