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Santa pays a visit to mission party

Published on Sunday, 21 December 2014 22:55 - Written by Victor Texcucano, vtexcucano@tylerpaper.com

In the giving and caring spirit of the holiday season, Hiway 80 Rescue Mission Tyler Outreach Team partnered with Glenwood Church of Christ and West Erwin Church of Christ to feed about 120 people during their annual Family Christmas Party.

As well as being fed, children who were pre-registered received presents provided by Hiway 80, as well as one-on-one time with Santa Claus. Children who weren’t pre-registered received stuffed animals.

Jerry Frazier, minister at Glenwood Church of Christ, said the Christmas party is an addition to what goes on at the Benevolence Center at West Erwin Church of Christ.

He said they meet at the Benevolence Center every Sunday night to provide the homeless and needy a hot meal and a place to worship.

“It’s about justice in our community,” he said. “It’s about reaching out to people who can’t help themselves. … We try in our small way to help the people of this community to live with dignity and with justice.”

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