Christmas basket applications accepted starting Oct. 22

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For the second year, several churches in the Kingston and Harriman areas will work together in assisting families and individuals for Christmas.  

Partner churches will work together taking applications for Christmas baskets for residents  of the Harriman and Kingston areas.

The applications will then be divided according to each church’s ministry plan.

Some will help with food and gifts; others offer gift assistance.

Applications will be taken at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 203 S. Kentucky St., beginning Oct. 22.

Applications will be accepted from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. Oct. 22, Oct. 24, and Oct. 28-29.

On Oct. 23, applications will be accepted from 5 to 7 p.m.

Additional application times are planned for Nov. 6-7. Applications those days will be accepted from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m.

Applicants will be required to provide photo identification or two other forms of identification, a Social Security card for each family member, proof of address and proof of income.

In addition to registration for Christmas baskets, representatives will be available from:

• Children’s Reading Foundation, to register preschool-aged children for Imagination Library.

• Mid-East Community Action Agency senior services, with information on services available to senior citizens.

• Mid-East Community Action Agency, to accept applications for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program for those who qualify.

Partner churches in the Harriman and Kingston gift-basket programs are Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston Church of Christ, Kingston United Methodist Church,  Luminary United Methodist Church, Morrison Hill Christian Church and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.

Rockwood residents wishing to apply for Christmas baskets or other assistance may call the Rockwood Ministerial Association at 354-1750.