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With the help of many volunteers, Coralie Thompson, the coordinator for the collection of Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Shoe Boxes, recently delivered 1,026 boxes to the regional collection center at Elim Pentecostal Church in St. John’s for eventual delivery to needy people overseas. Thompson and her husband Bill packed 805 boxes themselves with the remainder prepared by the Salvation Army congregation in CBS. Thompson expressed thanks to the people who helped and those who donated, including the Ladies Sewing Group at the church who created and donated a number of girls’ dresses. The Home League ladies also donated a large basket of shoe box items. Thompson was also able to cash in on many donations of recyclable items which helped with the fundraising. Randy Butler and his crew again transported the boxes to the center. Among those who helped with the project, were from left, Majors Winston and Cora Dodge, Coralie and Bill Thompson, and Mackenzie Butler and Ryan Lewis who helped load and unload the boxes. Anyone interested in contributing to next year’s Shoe Box campaign can call Thompson at 834-2756.

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