More than 250 seek Roundup help

More than 250 families are now seeking help from Christmas Roundup, Rockdale’s annual program to provide holiday help for the needy.

Roundup officials expect that number to grow.

Monday was the deadline to apply for Roundup assistance but all applications with a Monday postmark will be accepted.

King said more than 100 applications came in on Monday.

Last year Roundup served 335 families and senior citizen units containing more than 1,000 persons.

Christmas Roundup is a community effort designed to provide Christmas for needy families in Rockdale and the surrounding areas.

Toys, non-perishable food and blankets can be deposited in boxes in the lobbies of Citizens National Bank, Classic Bank and Rockdale Federal Credit Union.

The Chamber of Commerce, Dollar General and the Central Texas Workforce Center also have donation boxes, King said.

Monetary donations to make purchases may be made with Rita Juergens or any teller at Citizens National Bank.

Volunteers needed

Rockdale’s Knights of Columbus Hall on West US 79 will be open from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 20 to accept Roundup donations.

At 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 21, volunteers are needed at the hall to sort and box food and toys. Drivers are needed beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22 to deliver food and toys to area families.

“Come and support this effort to spread holiday spirit throughout the area,” King said.

For more information about how you can help, call King at 446-3773.

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