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      Eveline Rivers Christmas Project and Xcel partner for the 2013 toy run


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      is' the season, and for a
      local charity group that's helped thousands of children in the last three decades, its taken back its original name and at the same time, a new organizing sponsor.


      President of the Board, Millie Bingham said,

      "

      L

      ast year, we were just kind

      of

      going through a new transition, and took off a year, but
      I went to Eveline and said, 'Eveline, I've had so many calls of why are we not doing this toy run, and I said, we're going to do it.'"


      Bingham said X

      cel

      Energy is also the project's new sponsor, and has already begun to make large donations to the project's cause.



      She said

      X


      cel also reached out to some of it out-of-town contractors, and now the group is receiving check

      s from them as well.



      Xcel

      spokesperson, Wes Reeves said

      a lot of employees from the company already volunteer
      with the project and that it was just a perfect match.



      "

      Y

      ou know when you miss a year, there is some fear of well y

      ou

      know we may not ever get to do this again, because the community moves on

      ,

      and other event

      s

      fill its place

      ." Reeves said.



      "S

      o we wanted to get it back on the for

      e-

      front of people

      s

      mind as an event you don't want to miss this time of year.


      "


      And

      as for the funds

      ...



      "

      I

      t is unbelievable what it does for the project because it allows us to take care of the kids

      ,

      "


      Bingham said.

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