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Warrensburg 'Gift Baskets' event to benefit holiday charity

Angela Davis of Warrensburg collects money in a coin drop held Saturday to benefit Operation Santa Claus, which provides clothing and food for needy area families during the holidays. The charity is holding its annual Gift Baskets Galore fundraiser this Sunday at Warrensburg Central School, and the community is invited to participate.

Angela Davis of Warrensburg collects money in a coin drop held Saturday to benefit Operation Santa Claus, which provides clothing and food for needy area families during the holidays. The charity is holding its annual Gift Baskets Galore fundraiser this Sunday at Warrensburg Central School, and the community is invited to participate. Photo by Thom Randall.

— This weekend brings the 11th annual "Gift Baskets Galore," a unique community fundraiser to bring cheer to so many local children during the holidays.

The event raises money for Operation Santa Claus, which provides clothes and food during the holiday season for children in need who live in the Warrensburg School District.

“Gift Baskets Galore” will be held Sunday, Oct.14 at the Warrensburg High School. Doors open at 12:30 for viewing of the baskets; the drawings for the winners begins at about 2 p.m.

Admission tickets are $7, providing 25 chances to win one of the many baskets of goods and services. Additional tickets may be purchased for $5. Children 5 and over must purchase an admission ticket. Tickets are available at the Willows Bistro on Main Street in Warrensburg, from Jean Rumble at 623-4160, or at the school during the event.

Help needed for local charity

Volunteers are now selling Bon Ton Community Day coupon books to benefit Warrensburg's Operation Santa Claus.

The coupon booklets are $5, and include many money-saving coupons, one of which is $10 off an item.

The coupons are to be used at Bon Ton on specified dates — Nov. 9 and 10.

Please note that Operation Santa Claus volunteers need to sell 75 books by Nov. 1. Please note that Operation Santa Claus gets to keep the entire $5.

All those who would like to help out by selling or purchasing a book, contact Florence LaPoint at 623-3531. Your help would greatly be appreciated.

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