Giving Spirit in Ardmore & Denison

12-22-05 - Around 700 families in the Ardmore area will have a very merry Christmas thanks to the Salvation Army.

Thursday they gave out their Angel Tree toys and gifts for the holidays.

Each child got three toys and food that will last a week.

But this year, along with the Salvation Army’s regular donations, they also got a Christmas surprise from the Winstar Casino.

They donated more than 350 ready to cook hams to give out as well.

And a Merry Christmas for some Denison families thanks to some helpful neighbors.

Since 1931 the Denison Lions Club has made sure local folks don't go without during the holidays.

This year they teamed up with the Elks Lodge VFW, and the Seventh Day Adventist
Church to provide groceries and gifts for nearly 200 families.

Volunteers picked up the goodies Thursday and delivered them all across town.