Christmas drives under way in city
The annual drive to collect food so that less fortunate families in Port Aransas will have a Christmas dinner begins tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 24, and continues through Sunday, Dec. 17.
VFW Post 8976 will launch the Care and Share Drive by manning a table at the Family Center IGA, 416 Alister St., from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 24-26. The table will be manned on Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 17. On week days, contributions may be put in a box at the Family Center or dropped off at the post home, 311 N. Alister St. Cash contributions may be mailed to Care and Share, c/o VFW Post 8967, P.O. Box 1447, Port Aransas, TX 78373.
Donations of nonperishable food items to complement a Christmas dinner will be accepted. Cash contributions also will be accepted to pay for perishables, such as hams and turkeys. Eligible families that would like to receive
a box of goods to make a Christmas dinner should sign up at city hall, 710 W. Ave. A, or at the post home by Monday, Dec. 18. They must provide a name, complete street address, telephone number and proof of residency in Port Aransas.
VFW members and volunteer helpers will sort and box the food during the week of Dec. 18, then add the hams and turkeys. Deliveries will be made either Dec. 21 or 22. Families receiving the boxes should be sure someone is at home to receive the food.