Sertoma Club prepares for annual Christmas miracle


Seymour Tribune File Photo/ Bill Winters and Doris Winters wrap a radio-controlled toy during a wrapping party last year for the Jackson County Sertoma Club's annual Christmas Miracle program at Jackson Park Shopping Center in Seymour.

Seymour Tribune File Photo/ John Burkhart and Dottie Burkhart wrap presents during last year's Jackson County Sertoma Club's annual wrapping party for its Christmas Miracle program. Toys were delivered to area children in need the morning of Christmas Eve.

Tribune staff reports

Jackson County Sertoma Club and many community volunteers delivered toys to more than 900 area children this past year, and now the group is gearing up for this year’s Christmas Miracle.

The annual program in which Sertoma collects donated toys and cash for distribution to children from families in need of help at Christmas.

“We are not associated with any national or international toy drive,” project co-chairman Scott Davis said. “Anyone who donates gifts or money to Sertoma Christmas Miracle can rest assured knowing that their contribution is used only for the children of Jackson County.”

Sertoma received a record number of requests for toy assistance in 2011 and expects even more this year

“We expect the number of requests to about the same as last year, if not more,” Sertoma president Ryan Begley said.

Applications for the 2012 Sertoma Christmas Miracle are available in Seymour at Jackson County Health Department, the WIC office, Seymour Housing Authority, Jackson County Department of Child Services and Human Services Inc. office.

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