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24th Annual Children’s Christmas Benefit coming

ORFORDVILLE — The 24th Annual Children’s Christmas Benefit will be held at the Orfordville American Legion on Saturday, Dec. 3. Many exciting holiday events will highlight this year’s benefit.

At 6 p.m. the evening will kick off with a delicious pork chop community supper.  

Santa Claus will be on hand for the children at 7 p.m. 

Raffles will be held throughout the evening. Donations will be accepted for the meal. The Stateline Playboys will provide entertainment from 8 p.m. to midnight. 

The toys and gifts collected are distributed discreetly and confidentially among local county children so their Christmas will be a bit merrier. The purpose of the benefit is to give to the kids what they would not otherwise have during the holiday season. It is an organization that is 100% volunteer driven.

There is no charge for the evening’s entertainment or the meal. Donations will be accepted at the event. All cash contributions will be used specifically for purchasing hats, mittens, boots, clothing, toys, and supplies for children from birth to high school age. The contributions also supply a Christmas meal to each of the families. Community members are encouraged to join in the fun and holiday spirit so that many deserving children will have a merrier Christmas this year.  

Those interested in donating raffle items, would like to refer a family in need, or for questions regarding the event, can contact Brian Knudson at 608-490-1296.

Deadline approaching for Christmas Assistance

The Children’s Christmas Benefit is accepting holiday referrals for families with children in the rural communities of Rock County. The Children’s Christmas Benefit delivers food and gifts anonymously and confidentially to families who typically are not served by other charities or organizations. Many families are going through temporary crisis, health and medical problems, or job loss, and could use a little extra help during this holiday season.  

Those who know of a family that could use help this holiday season with food and gifts for the children can contact Brian Knudson at 608-490-1296 or email Referrals would be appreciated by Friday, Dec. 2 so that adequate time can be allotted for filling the gift orders.