Helping needy children

Helping needy children

Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection opened on Monday, and the First Baptist Church on North Rosser Street is the official collection site for the charity. The project fills shoe boxes with gifts to be sent to nearly 10 million children around the world. Diane Cook, the church’s financial secretary, stacks a few of the more than 100 boxes that have already been collected. The remaining drop-off days are Thursday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 25, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Photo by Alan Smith.