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Community Christmas project helps children

By Tonya Thibodeaux

As the holiday season quickly approaches, we begin to prepare for the annual DeQuincy Community Christmas Project. This project, that began some years ago, helps to provide personal needs and gifts to children and families during the Christmas season. Children ages birth to senior in high school are eligible to participate.

If you are a parent with children in any one of our DeQuincy Schools and are in need of assistance this Christmas, contact your school’s counselor. They have this year’s form which needs to be completed and turned back in to your school by Friday, Nov. 4.

If you are a parent with a child or children not of school age and are in need of assistance, call Tonya Thibodeaux at 786-2163.

If you apply through your school or through Mrs. Tonya there is no need to apply at another location.

Please understand that the assistance is not monetary but gift oriented.

If your church, club, or organization is interested in sponsoring local children for Christmas, contact Tonya Thibodeaux at 786-2163. Individual sponsors are also welcome.

We are fortunate to live in such a giving community and the need in our small town is great. This project helped 314 DeQuincy children and 125 DeQuincy families during Christmas 2015 and we are looking forward to another blessed year.

Look for the DeQuincy Community Christmas drop off boxes located at our local Dollar General and Fred’s.

The DeQuincy Community Christmas Project is in no way affiliated with Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Department and the Al Worley Marine Corps League #1157 Calcasieu Parish 2015 Toys for Tots Campaign.

Please apply for one or the other but not both.

As stated in last week’s News article, for additional information regarding the Toys for Tots application, interested individuals may contact Vida Guillory at 337-656-0840.

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