Sharing Christmas food drive set for Saturday

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Austin County Republican Party invites the public to its second annual Sharing Christmas Food Drive Saturday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Look for their tables at Brookshire Brothers, Bellville; Lindemann’s Store, Industry; Walmart and Bill’s Country Market; Sealy and Dollar General, Wallis.

Donate non-perishable food items to share with Austin County neighbors. Boy Scouts and other local service organizations will be on hand to help collect donations and accept any cash donations for local food banks.

Each store has generously donated a gift certificates for a shopping spree to the lucky donor whose name is drawn at 4 p.m. at each location. Participants do not need to be present to win.

The response from the community last year was overwhelming with several large boxes of food and staples donated at each store which were delivered to the local food pantry. More than $2,900 was donated to the Boy Scouts for local food pantries.

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