Stories tagged with: Christmas

December 17, 2013 - 7:35pm
1 year 14 weeks ago

On Tuesday, local Rotarians held a special Christmas party for special needs kids and their teachers..

The Noon Rotary Club of Zanesville held its annual Christmas Children's Party at Adornetto's for 79 special needs students from elementary schools in the Zanesville School District.

"We spend approximately $35 on each child, we got a wish list and then the Rotarians shop for them so it's really pretty cool because we got to involve our families in buying for other...

December 16, 2013 - 9:38pm
1 year 14 weeks ago

It's not everyday you get to shop with a cop, but on Monday, that's exactly what 40 area students from Muskingum, Morgan and Coshocton counties did.

Every year the Fraternal Order of Police Associates Lodge gives kids and teens a Christmas they may not otherwise get. They give each student over $100 to spend, team them up with law enforcement officers and send them shopping at Walmart to get whatever they want.

"The F.O.P. Associate Lodge collects the funds for this and then...

December 16, 2013 - 6:18pm
1 year 14 weeks ago

Between traveling, holiday celebrations and picking out the right present, the holiday's aren't always the most wonderful time of year. While some people look forward to the holiday's, others simply try and cope with the stress of it all.

"It's the extra shopping, it's the food preparation, its the grocery shopping, it's just a lot of money is going out in a short period of time," said Kelly Riley of the stresses the holiday's bring.

"The...

December 11, 2013 - 6:25pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

The Salvation Army is in desperate need of help from the community.

They operate primarily on grant money and from the support of the public, and every Christmas they provide presents for thousands of children and food for over 600 families. But this year, their stock of gifts and food is running low. Major Diane Campbell is asking the community to support the Salvation Army this Christmas by helping local families in need.

"I'm looking if they can support us with some food...

December 7, 2013 - 5:36pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

Hundreds of people came out to Bishop Rosecrans High School in order to complete their Christmas shopping at the annual Craft Bazaar.

The school was filled with vendors selling a variety of hand crafted and home made goods, decorations and jewelry. One local artist says participating on Saturday gave him a chance to showcase his unique drawings and sketches to the public.

I really started out drawing a lot of Jesus drawings," said Bobby Shaw. I've just worked on a lot of...

December 6, 2013 - 7:02pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

There are some children and teenagers in Muskingum County that won't open anything this Christmas, but you can help change that.

A local organization called Adopt-A-Child has been working hard since October to find donors willing to purchase Christmas gifts for children involved with Muskingum County's Children Services. Adopt-A-Child Chairman, Annie England, says so far 300 people have donated Christmas gifts to children through their organization, but says there are still at least 25...

December 4, 2013 - 5:33pm
1 year 16 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Center for Seniors is hosting a "Country Christmas to Remember" this Saturday featuring both Christmas and country music by Nashville artist, David Church.

"We will be holding our Country Christmas with David Church and Terri Lisa, his lovely wife," said Activity Supervisor Carol Morgan. "And that will be held on Saturday, December the 7th. We'll probably open the doors around 6 o'clock and the show will go on from 7 o'clock to 10 p.m....

November 18, 2013 - 5:20pm
1 year 18 weeks ago

Three years ago, The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties recognized an unmet need in our area during the holidays.

Countless organizations raise money, host benefits, and provide Christmas gifts for children in families who require extra help but there was a window left unopened.

"So we are targeting teens and those families that maybe did not get registered for the other programs and we do cross reference all of our names, and the names we took last year...

November 13, 2013 - 6:04pm
1 year 19 weeks ago

This Christmas, an organization called Toys for Tots is collecting new Christmas presents to give to local children. Toys for Tots Coordinator Opal Lambert says she has received requests from area churches, schools and other organizations for over 4,000 presents, which is double the amount needed last year. Lambert is asking the community to help make the toy drive a success and to help every child have a Merry Christmas.

"The need is real," explained Lambert. "I know...

December 24, 2012 - 4:00pm
2 years 13 weeks ago

Those that practice the Christian faith the Christmas season is a special time of the year.

Dr. Herbert Hicks is a pastor at Zion Reformed Church in Thornville. He said Christmas is important because Jesus came to us a baby so that we might become a part of God. He said the season also reminds us of God's love and grace. There are many ways to celebrate the season.

"One way to celebrate Christmas is not learning the art of giving, but learning an even more difficult art of...

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