Imagine it’s Christmas morning. You’re laying under the
covers and wondering just exactly what Santa has brought and left for you under
the Christmas tree. Now, imagine that your family has stumbled across some
hardship in the form of loss of jobs, extreme medical bills, etc. Christmas
might seem like just another grim morning when you wake up. Enter the NewtonCounty Christmas for Kids
What exactly is Newton County Christmas forKids
? We are a non-profit organization run solely on the generous donations to
help make a better Christmas for the less fortunate kids in Newton County. The
Newton County Christmas for Kids is made up of volunteers from the
local Newton County Fire Departments, Newton County Ambulance, and the Newton
County Rescue and Recovery groups.
With local support, the Newton County Christmas
for Kids helps over 190 children from Granby, Neosho, and Joplin Head
Start with gifts at their Christmas parties each year as well as helping over 400 children
in Newton County have a better Christmas each year. All donations are used to supply toys
at Christmas for the less fortunate Children of Newton County.
Now that you have a history of what Newton County Christmas for Kids is, let me tell you about one of the fundraising events coming up October 22, 2016... Drum roll please.... The 4th Annual Newton County Christmas for Kids Chili/Non-Chili Cookoff and Silent Auction.
Four years ago we set off to come up with a way to help raise funds for the Newton County Christmas for Kids fund. The idea of a chili cookoff was presented, put into action, and here we are on the 4th annual chili cookoff.
Rules for the Chili Contest:
A new category that has been added this year is the Non-Chili Category. Make sure to read the rules and enter a Non-Chili category!!
For fun, let's check out the past winners:
We would love to see your face on the 2016 photo! Please be sure to mark this event on your calendars!!
And I also mentioned a silent auction. We are currently collecting donation items for the silent auction. As of now, these are the items that we have, but please not these are NOT ALL THE ITEMS. I repeat, these are not all the items and the best way to keep up on the newest addition of items is to like our Facebook page. As items are being donated, the Facebook page is being updated!
Remember, all proceeds and donations go to making a better Christmas for the Children of Newton County.
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