By REGGIE ROSS
Christmas will be here before we know it, and All Saints Episcopal Church is gearing up for the annual St. Nicholas’ Treasure Chest, which helps provide toys to children whose families are experiencing financial hardships.
Parents and guardians interested in enrolling children ages 3-11, may do so starting Monday, Nov. 12, through Friday, Nov. 16, at the All Saints Episcopal Church’s Parish Hall on Main Street.
Last year the Treasure Chest helped brighten Christmas for some 800 local children.
For more than 35 years, the Treasure Chest has been responsible for giving toys to children whose families are experiencing difficulties.
“This is quite a blessing,” said Co-chair for Treasure Chest, Mary Duncan Hall. “This is a chance to participate in a community service that unites people of all races, backgrounds and generations in the common goal of helping children.”
In order to register children, parents or guardians must bring their own ID, proof of Grenada County residency and a birth certificate or other official ID with the child’s name and date of birth. Children must live in the same home as those who register them, Hall said.
Donation of toys and money are also needed to support the Treasure Chest, Hall said.
For more information about the St. Nicholas Treasure Chest call (662) 226-8234.