Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection through Nov. 20

Bethanie, the 2-year-old daughter of Rangely Christian Church’s Pastor Shannon and Krystal Brumfield, proudly carries in one of the Operation Christmas Child boxes.

MEEKER | Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child will be collected through Nov. 20 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Meeker. Suggested items include toiletries and personal hygiene items like toothpaste, soap, and hair combs, socks, mittens, hats, school supplies and a “wow” toy or two for each box. No chocolate, liquids, military or war-related (including camouflage items) are permitted, as many of the recipients live in war-torn regions. There are three age groups. Labels and boxes are available at the LAI/Meeker Spirit/Meeker Embroidery store at the corner of Fifth and Main (the former office supply store). If you have questions, contact Stella McGruder at 878-5162.