Operation Christmas Child collects 1,867 boxes

From left, Judy Young, Linda Ralston, Angella Horvath, and Marjorie Swearingen after the last shoe box was loaded and ready for shipment.


A total of 1,867 shoe boxes were filled and donated by churches and individuals from Adams County as Operation Christmas Child has ended another very successful year. The West Union Christian Union Church was the county collection site where at least 18 different people helped collect the shoe boxes, packed them into larger shipping boxes, and hauled them to Hillsboro where they were loaded onto tractor trailers to be transported to Boone, NC.
A group of ladies from the West Union church will go to Boone the first week of December to join hundreds of other volunteers who will inspect each box, before they are prepared for shipment to children in need around the world.
If you, your church, or organization would like to be involved with Operation Christmas Child next year it is not too early to start. Many groups start early by bringing in one or two items each month to spread the cost over the whole year. You may send a variety of toys, school supplies, or personal hygiene items. Do not include any candy, anything breakable, tooth paste, liquids, or war toys.
If you would like more information contact Angela Horvath, Adams County Collection Center Coordinator at (937) 217-6620. The West Union Christian Union Church would like to thank everyone who had a part in filling a box this year.