Helping Aransas County's children

Residents of Lagoons RV Park dropped off a large donation of toys to the Children’s Coalition of Aransas County (CCAC) office for Santa’s Workshop Friday, Dec. 17. Pictured, from left, is CCAC Executive Director Dianne Nielsen, Linda Schlesener, Renell Foreman, Deb Krug, Lynn Cacka, Barb Setliff, Mary Sundin, Barb Hebling, Cindy Withrow, and Lolita Rheault. See Santa’s Workshop story page 3A.

The Children’s Coalition of Aransas County (CCAC) hosted a weeklong Santa’s Workshop from Monday, Dec. 13 until Saturday, Dec. 18.

Parents were able to choose at least three gifts per child and have them wrapped on site at 401 W. Market Street.

In all, more than 1,500 toys were given away.

The CCAC partnered with Toys for Tots, as well as many other organizations and individual donors in the area to bring Christmas to numerous children in Aransas County.

Among the parties donating toys to the CCAC’s workshop other than Toys for Tots were Helen Thomas, Barbara Smith, Coldwell Banker Realtors, Dollar General, the Live Oak Learning Center Parent Teacher Organization, Sugar Shack, Crazy Quilters, Reflections Church, the Aransas County Women’s Lions Club, the Aransas County Lions Club, Sabal Dental, Lagoons RV Park, and many other private donors.

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