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Operation Christmas Child celebrates 20th year
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Operation Christmas Child is celebrating their 20th year.
The Samaritan’s Purse project helps send shoeboxes filled with toys and toiletries to children in some of the poorest countries in the world.
“To me it’s the greatest children’s project around because it is so pure,” said Danny Spainhour, with Pinedale Christian Church, who has been a part of OCC from the beginning even helping hand deliver boxes to children in Kosovo and the Middle East. “We have been at a village where the village had been bombed out. We were able to come in and tell them there is hope there is life ahead.”
The shoebox project has also helped teach children here at home about sharing love and giving.
“I want to fill up my daddy’s truck,” said 6-year-old Elayna Bonnett.
Bonnett and her family fill boxes each year and she is well on…
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Come join Mount Carmel UMC for their annual Trunk or Treat. Trunk or Treat is a family-oriented event that is designed as a safe, fun environment where your children can enjoy trunk or treating from festively decorated cars/trucks.
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(Winston-Salem Journal) — The Dixie Classic Farmers Market at the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds will hold a corn-shucking contest and a salsa-recipe contest.
The corn-shucking contest, held in conjunction with Samaritan Ministries, will be at 9 a.m. Saturday. It is open to adults and kids 12 and under.
A cash prize will be awarded to the winning adult and child. Corn shucked will be donated to the soup kitchen at Samaritan Ministries.
The deadline to enter is noon Friday.
The salsa-recipe contest will begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 3. Winners will be announced at 10 a.m.
Winners will receive cash prizes, including $100 for first place, and the Winston-Salem Journal will publish the winning recipes.
The deadline for entries is July 31.