Community Christmas Project volunteers seek donations as they begin annual drive

To the Editor:

It is that time again, when the volunteers for the Waushara County Community Christmas Project begin their annual drive. The project provides food and gifts to needy families in Waushara County.

Last year, we put together 520 holiday food baskets filled with canned goods, fresh fruit and vegetables, and a turkey or chicken for Christmas Dinner. In addition, over 900 gifts were distributed to the needy children.

With tougher times, we expect the number to be just as great. Therefore, we need your help. If you can donate a non-perishable food item, a gift or a monetary donation it would be appreciated. We are also asking clubs, churches, business and civic groups to help us out with this project.

This year, if you would like to sign your family up, applications are available at Waushara Industries. You must sign up in person and bring proof of your residency, such as a utility bill.

If you would like further information on how you can be of help call Waushara Industries at (920) 787-4696. Applications for assistance can be picked up at Waushara Industries, 210 E. Chicago Road, Wautoma.

/s/ Community Christmas Project