Ron Dobbs loads a gift pack into the 1,000th box to be loaded during an area packing party for Operation Christmas Child on Nov. 12 in Okatie. In Operation Christmas Child, shoe boxes are filled with toys, school supplies and necessities such as toothbrushes and toothpaste, which are then hand-delivered to needy children around the world. About 2,000 boxes were expected to be packed during a two-day packing session on Nov. 11-12. The group's goal for Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton counties is to collect 14,000 gifts this year. Details: Barry Malphrus, 843-525-6359, malcosc@earthlink.net, www.samaritanspurse.org
Ron Dobbs loads a gift pack into the 1,000th box to be loaded during an area packing party for Operation Christmas Child on Nov. 12 in Okatie. In Operation Christmas Child, shoe boxes are filled with toys, school supplies and necessities such as toothbrushes and toothpaste, which are then hand-delivered to needy children around the world. About 2,000 boxes were expected to be packed during a two-day packing session on Nov. 11-12. The group's goal for Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton counties is to collect 14,000 gifts this year. Details: Barry Malphrus, 843-525-6359, malcosc@earthlink.net, www.samaritanspurse.org Jay Karr/The Island Packet
Ron Dobbs loads a gift pack into the 1,000th box to be loaded during an area packing party for Operation Christmas Child on Nov. 12 in Okatie. In Operation Christmas Child, shoe boxes are filled with toys, school supplies and necessities such as toothbrushes and toothpaste, which are then hand-delivered to needy children around the world. About 2,000 boxes were expected to be packed during a two-day packing session on Nov. 11-12. The group's goal for Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton counties is to collect 14,000 gifts this year. Details: Barry Malphrus, 843-525-6359, malcosc@earthlink.net, www.samaritanspurse.org Jay Karr/The Island Packet

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