Your take: Dec. 2, 2017

Published 11:43 am Monday, December 4, 2017

The truck was loaded at First Baptist Church of Americus during National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child. Thanks to the many volunteer hours by lots of dedicated workers, 5,953 shoeboxes were collected this year, the largest number of shoeboxes ever collected in Americus. The shoeboxes collected came from Dooly, Macon, Schley, Stewart, Sumter, Taylor and Webster counties. Special thanks to South Georgia Technical College for providing the trailer and driver. The shoeboxes contain school supplies, hygiene items, notes of encouragement and fun toys, such as a doll or soccer ball to deliver to children in need around the world.