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Helping Santa application deadline looms

Published 6:01am Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The deadline to fill out an application to participate in the city of Russellville’s Helping Santa program is fast approaching, and organizers said those who want to be part of the program should pick up an application as soon as possible.
For those who are in need this year and would like for their children to be able to receive gifts through the Helping Santa program, Monday, Dec. 3, is the deadline to fill out an application to receive the toys the city has been collecting through donations.
In years past, the program was mainly open to children living within the city limits of Russellville since the program is sponsored by the city’s departments.
However, this year the first pick-up day will still be set aside for Russellville residents, but the second pick-up day will be for Franklin County residents and the third day will be for anyone else who didn’t fit into one of those categories.
Those wishing to participate in the program can pick up the packet containing the application at the Russellville Fire Station 1 on South Jackson Avenue, Russellville Fire Station 2 on U.S. 43 and the Russellville Police Department in downtown Russellville between the hours of 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday.
Anyone wishing to participate in the program must fill out the forms in the packet completely and have the following documentation to be eligible to receive gifts: name and address of parent or guardian; proof of residency (utility bill); picture ID of parent or guardian or of person allowed to pick up gifts; proof that each child lives at the same address (school ID, lease agreements, etc.), and other pertinent information.
Packets and documentation must be turned in no later than Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. to Sgt. Linda Michael at the Russellville Police Department.
Pick-up days for gifts will be Dec. 18 for those living inside the city limits of Russellville, Dec. 19 for Franklin County residents, and Dec. 20 for anyone else not in those two categories.
For questions or for further information, contact Sgt. Linda Michael at 256-332-2230.

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