Members of the Big Walnut High School Boy’s Basketball Team are team players both on and off the court. Each year members of the varsity Golden Eagles teams up with Big Walnut Friends Who Share to pack Christmas boxes that are then delivered to families served by Friends Who Share.
Members of the team were at Galena United Methodist Church last Saturday morning (Dec. 10), packing 100 boxes full of food that were then distributed on Sunday at Vineyard Church in Sunbury.
I must say the players were in good spirits at 9 a.m. in the morning after playing an overtime game the night before,” said Friends Who Share President Larry Tornes. “Hams will also be provided to each family from the freezer when they pick up the boxes.”
Tornes said Santa was scheduled to stop at Vineyard during Sunday’s distribution, and families received more than the food boxes and hams.
“Friends Who Share clients will also receive a wrapped gift for each child worth about $30 each — parents were asked to suggest children’s gifts,” Tornes said. “Each family will have a choice of a bag of apples or oranges, and each child will be able to pick a hand-crafted toy made by Wood Workers of Central Ohio.”
Tornes said there were also plenty of children’s books and stuffed animals on hand for client’s children to choose from.
For additional information about Big Walnut Friends Who Share go to bigwalnutfriendswhoshare.org; for more information about Vineyard Church of Delaware County go to vineyardcdc.org.
Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.