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Operation Christmas Child under way

Living Hope Church, located on the corner of Third and Clark streets, is  again the Park County collection point for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes this year.

OCC, a program of Samaritan’s Purse, distributes gift-filled shoe boxes to needy children around the world at Christmastime. People may drop boxes they pack for the children at Living Hope Church at these days and times:

• Monday, Nov. 13: 5-7 p.m.

• Tuesday, Nov. 14: 5-7 p.m.

• Wednesday, Nov. 15: 5-7 p.m.

• Thursday Nov. 16: 5-7 p.m.

• Friday, Nov. 17: 5-7 p.m.

• Saturday, Nov. 18: 8:30-10:30 a.m.

• Sunday, Nov. 19: 12:30-2:30 p.m.

• Monday, Nov. 20: 8-10 a.m.

For more information, call local shoebox organizer Sadie Bandstra at 223-8086.

To learn what to pack in a box and how to label it, visit