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Christmas Comes Early To Three Elementary Schools In Greene County

Christmas Comes Early To Three Elementary Schools In Greene County

By Erika Brame. CREATED Dec 8, 2013

Three Greene County schools are getting an early Christmas from the James River Church. A spokesman for the church says they've been working with schools for 14 years and target the program based off the number of kids in the free or reduced lunches.

He says they like to get kids fun gifts and give back to the entire community. The gift giving kicks off Monday at Schofield in Republic, Pershing and finished up Wednesday at Westport in Springfield.

In a Press Release from James River Church

CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY FOR CHILDREN IN GREENE COUNTY December 9 & 11, 2013 – Christmas comes early for Greene County elementary children this holiday season.

On Monday, December 9, and Wednesday, December 11, over 1,000 Christmas gifts for boys and girls will be delivered to Schofield Elementary in Republic, Pershing Elementary and Westport Elementary in Springfield. Since 1999, James River Church has strategically partnered with area school districts to bless local children with gifts for Christmas.

Three school assemblies are planned featuring interactive games and fun skits, culminating with every child receiving a Christmas gift. Schools are selected based on the number of children enrolled in the free or reduced school lunch program. Donations are provided by families and individuals who attend James River Church.

Assemblies will be held as follows on:

Monday, December 9 9:00am –

Schofield Elementary, 235 E Anderson St, Republic, MO 65738 1:30pm –

Pershing Elementary, 2120 S. Ventura Ave., Springfield, MO 65804

Wednesday, December 11 1:45 pm –

Westport Elementary, 415 S. Golden Ave., Springfield, MO 65802

Erika Brame

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Erika Brame joined KTTS News in 2013. In addition to being a part of the KTTS 24-Hour News Center, she also teaches media classes at Missouri State University.