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      Giving back in the Panhandle spirit

      C hristmas came early to thousands of area kids Saturday. Volunteers made their rounds in neighborhoods around Amarillo to deliver gifts to area children who would go without. It's all part of the Eveline Rivers Christmas Project Toy Delivery day.

      "Today (Saturday) is delivery day and as we laughingly call it, organized chaos and it works tremendously well , " said Eveline Rivers

      Organized chaos it was! Starting bright and early, volunteers came out in packs to help deliver gifts to over 9,000 area kids. From small to big vehicles to even moving trucks, the community rallied together to take care of it's own.

      " L ife has been good to me and my family and I like to give back to my community and we don't have a better community anywhere in the world then right here in amarillo texas and I want to be apart of helping other people , " said Jerry Wren, Southwest Church of Christ.

      " I could not brag more about our community then what I do right now. we just have a giving, caring, sharing community and they come when you need them , " said Rivers.

      In the crowd of dozens, you could see many turned the special day into a family event.

      " T he kids with the church and stuff get involved with community service projects its just something we feel very strongly about and letting the kids get out and see what other people may need help we're very fortunate to come out and help with this today and we feel like its something they need to do and continue in their lives , " said Rick Byrd, Southwest Church of Christ.

      And as always, we here at Pronews 7 like to work in the Panhandle Spirit and give back to the community we love and filled many of our cars to delivery toys as well.

      Eveline Rivers says just as this Christmas season is winding down, she has already started ordering toys for next year.

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