Operation Christmas Child

Volunteers at First Baptist Church in New Castle load filled Operation Christmas Child boxes at the New Castle drop-off Thursday. The boxes will work their way overseas to spread joy to children who could use some cheer. From left, Laura Giddings, Kaitlyn Giddings, Jack Hannum and Penny Stevens. Coordinating the New Castle effort is Marcia Puttman. She said in this COVID year, volunteers expected the number of boxes to be down but as of the end of collections Wednesday, it was greatly increased over last year’s New Castle overall total of 450 to 800 boxes – and the collection period continues to Monday.

Loading Operation Christmas Child Boxes