Roundup, Thorndale Cares ready to roll for 2009 season

Christmas cheer programs in Rockdale and Thorndale are gearing up for a record year in 2009.

Christmas Roundup

Monday is the deadline to nominate a person, or family, to be served by Christmas Roundup which serves the Rockdale area.

Applications can be picked up at The Rockdale Reporter, Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library, One-Stop Center, Citizens National Bank, Classic Bank, Rockdale Federal Credit Union, Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, Rockdale City Hall and local churches.

Information needed is a physical address, with specific directions and exact location for delivery, phone number of nominee, names of children, ages and sex of children, needs/suggestions and special comments.

Applications may be mailed to Christmas Roundup, PO Box 509, Rockdale, TX 76567 or left with local churches.

Mailed applications must be postmarked by Dec. 7.

Roundup schedule

The Knights of Columbus Hall on East US 79 will be open on Sunday, Dec. 20 from 5-7 p.m. to accept donations of food and toys.

On Monday, Dec. 21, the KC Hall will open at 9 a.m. for volunteers to help fill boxes for delivery to needy families.

Delivery date for food and gifts will be Tuesday, Dec. 22, beginning at 9 a.m.

"Volunteers are especially needed to help with the delivery," said Ann King, spokesperson.

For more information, contact King at 446-3773.

Thorndale Cares

A citywide food drive to assist Thorndale Cares, which assist families in the Thorndale area continues through Dec. 14, sponsored by the Thorndale P-TO.

Coats, blankets and quilts for Thorndale Cares may be taken to Butts Dry Goods.

Sorting day at the old THS gym is Dec. 18 with deliveries on Dec. 19.

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