Lions Club Completes "Phase 2"16:03 PM December 19, 2018
With the help of about twenty elves the Prophetstown Lions Club completed "phase 2" of their toy gathering operation as they wrapped the hundreds of donated items that have been collected over the past few weeks.
Volunteers gathered at the Prophetstown United Methodist Church on Wednesday morning to begin the task of getting the toys and gifts ready for delivery. Lion Ken Cocking said the organization would be helping 22 families in the Prophetstown and Lyndon areas, provide gifts for their children. The bags of gifts will be delivered on Thursday morning.
Two young ladies helped the cause in a big way as they took responsibility for taking care of two families who have a total of 14 children. Avery Olinger and Kennedy Sommers-Buck raised money over the past two months making and selling hair scrunchies on-line. They became a local internet sensation and raised enough money to help the Lions and also plan on delivering gifts to residents at The Good Samaritan Center.
Local families filled out a form that provided the group with the age, gender, and interest of each child and the club does its best to fulfill the wishes. Cocking said that the Lions have been gathering and delivering toys longer than he has been a member, which is 40 years.
Cocking said,"Thank you to all that helped support the Prophetstown Lions Club "Toys-for-Kids" Christmas by donations, shopping or wrapping cloths and toys for our local families. 22 families with 54 children were helped thru your generosity. Thanks again for your help and support."
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