Pantex Christmas Project Party Set for Friday
More than 58 families to receive assistance this year
AMARILLO, Texas – More than 100 Pantex volunteers will gather at the Pantex Christmas Project Party Friday, Dec. 19, to celebrate the holidays and help several local families have a Merry Christmas.
Friday’s party is the culmination of months of hard work by the volunteers of the Pantex Christmas Project. They will host 149 children from 58 families for an evening of games, food, dancing and visiting with Santa Claus. Gifts, clothing, and necessities will be delivered to their homes before Dec. 24.
“The Christmas Party is great fun for the families and children,” says Lennet Hernandez, chair of the Pantex Christmas Project. “It gives the families an opportunity to have fun together, and it gives the volunteers an opportunity to know them better.”
The Pantex Christmas Project, now in its 59th year, gathers donations to help area families who need help during the holidays. Families are selected by the project committee, and each child’s name is written on angel tags that are placed on trees throughout the Pantex Plant. Pantexans adopt the angels, and purchase a complete outfit for each child and necessities for the elderly.
“We are so happy to be able to help so many worthy families every year,” Hernandez says. “It really is the highlight of the holiday season for us. With the generous donations from Pantexans and organizations in our community, the Christmas Project is able to grant these children’s wishes.”
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