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Bible Club has busy holiday season

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The Clay City Jr./Sr. High School Bible Club has enjoyed a busy holiday season.

The club's annual traditions began with helping Lighthouse Mission Project put together food baskets for needy families the Monday before Thanksgiving.

Club sponsor, Susan Rhodes, said in an e-mail the club fills hundreds of baskets.

The mission director told Rhodes the Clay City High Bible Club had been volunteering with the Lighthouse Mission for all 19 years that he had been a part of the project.

Through Operation Christmas Child, an international charity sponsored by Samaritan's Purse, homerooms at CCHS fill shoeboxes with candy, toys and hygiene products for children around the world. Rhodes said the club usually collects between 50-200 boxes every year.

The Bible Club raises funds to cover shipping costs to send the gift boxes.

Every year, the Bible Club also "adopts" a family in the county needing help, and purchases gifts, clothing, decorations and a gift card for food for Christmas dinner.

This year, the club is sponsoring four children, who will receive toys, clothes, shoes and coats.

"All gifts are specially wrapped and delivered by our club members, and they even decorate and fill stockings for the family," Rhodes said.

Members of the Bible Club will use some of their upcoming break time to bring cheer to local nursing homes.

On Friday afternoon, the club will be caroling around the area.

Rhodes has been on maternity leave, and has changed some of the group's schedule around.

For the past few years, the Bible Club has traveled to the Gulf Coast over Thanksgiving break to assist in clean up from Hurricane Katrina. The club has also made trips over Spring Break.

This year, students will make one trip to the Gulf Coast over Spring Break.

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