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Gift-filled shoeboxes accepted until Monday
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Emma Cathcart, 8, shows off the purses she makes for Operation Christmas Child. She hand sews the purses from clothing and gives them to be placed in shoeboxes donated by others. - photo by Lisa Hobbs
Operation Christmas Child’s shoebox collection week is in full swing at the old bank building beside First United Methodist Church. Making her unique donation to the shoebox effort is 8-year-old Emma Cathcart, who hand sews purses out of unwanted clothing. “These were made out of old pajamas we can’t use anymore,” said Emma, of the 10 purses she donated Monday.