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Brandon Junior Woman's Club hosts annual Christmas party for needy children

Christian Scott, 7, gets a candy cane from Santa during the Brandon Junior Woman’s Club’s annual Children’s Holiday Party on Thursday.

RICH SHOPES | Times

Christian Scott, 7, gets a candy cane from Santa during the Brandon Junior Woman’s Club’s annual Children’s Holiday Party on Thursday.

The Brandon Junior Woman's Club hosted its annual Children's Holiday Party on Thursday and gave out toys and clothes to more than 75 kids in need.

Groups of children, who might otherwise have gone without this holiday season, came from area elementary schools to enjoy the party at First Presbyterian Church Brandon.

They ate pizza, sang Christmas carols, snapped pictures with Santa and received large sacks of presents provided by the club.

Each child got new clothes — a complete outfit including socks and underwear — as well as a pair of shoes, books and toys.

The woman's club raised money all year and purchased gifts from wish lists the children sent in. Macy's and Napa employees also donated clothes and toys.

The group has been hosting the party for 28 years.

Elizabeth Behrman, Times staff writer

Brandon Junior Woman's Club hosts annual Christmas party for needy children 12/15/12 [Last modified: Saturday, December 15, 2012 3:31am]

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