The Transylvania Times -

Church Helps Children Play Santa


December 17, 2010

St. Phillip's Church wanted to teach children the joy of giving this year by allowing them to select donated gifts for the adults in their lives. Donna Patton helped Cinteana Benjamin select her gifts. (Times photos by Lenora Carver)

St. Phillip's Episcopal Church in Brevard assisted Santa Claus last week by letting some local children pick out gifts for special adults in their lives.

The church saw its year-long hard work and dedication come to fruition in the happy faces of around 250 children who shopped among 500 gift baskets created and donated by the parish.

While some people might not know what Santa's elves look like, the Rev. Deacon Annie Fritschner has seen elves at work at St. Phillip's Episcopal Church over the past few months.

About a year ago, Fritschner told members of the parish about a project she had...

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