The Transylvania Times -

By Mark Todd
Staff Writer" 

Christmas Sprit Arrives Early In Transylvania


(Left to right) Brooke Gant, Lexie Dees, Jared Owen, Andrew Banks and T.J. Newkirk all helped Saturday load the shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. (Times photos by Mark Todd)

The Christmas spirit is alive and well in Transylvania County, despite the fact we are still a few days before Thanksgiving.

A small army of volunteers converged on the Transylvania County Baptist Association headquarters Saturday to put their faith into action, reaching out to less fortunate young people around the world.

Other people in communities just like this one do the same thing every year with Operation Christmas Child.

Operation Christmas Child is sponsored by the Christian ministry known as Samaritan's Purse. Volunteers collect shoeboxes filled with age and gender appropriate g...

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