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Families get food, gifts as part of annual campaign

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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Renee Wyatt of the Division of Youth Services and Sharon Ray of the Missouri Children's Division, fill toy bags for the Neighbors Helping Neighbors campaign on Monday. David McDermott, front, event organizer who is deputy juvenile officer for the 33rd Judicial Circuit, reviews the list of 200 families receiving toy and food baskets today as part of the campaign.
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SIKESTON -- Christmas came early for several Southeast Missouri families today, as the "elves" associated with the Neighbors Helping Neighbors campaign delivered food and gifts.

A total of 200 families -- primarily from Scott and Mississippi counties, but also in New Madrid and Stoddard counties -- received the 100 food baskets and 100 toy baskets. This is all part of the sixth annual event, said David McDermott, event coordinator and deputy juvenile officer for the 33rd judicial circuit.

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