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OCC 2016


Riesel has a larger part this year in the growing family of “Operation Christmas Child”. We are now an official Relay Center!

This means that all shoe boxes in this area of Texas will be brought here to be checked in and then boxed into larger cartons to be trucked over to Highland Baptist Church in Waco. From there they are loaded into semi-trailer truck for the trip to Dallas. The cartons are prepared for customs clearance and then air freighted to different countries of the world.

Our total count for the Riesel area for the 2016 season is nearing 2500!

Pictured in the video is the grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony. In the video are Linda Miller, Ruth Ann Schroeder, Jerry Arthur (Pastor, Meier Settlement Church) Peggy Guenat, Claudia Dowdle and Pat Bumelis who is the relay center director.

The center is located at 508 Frederick Street in The Annex Building Associated with Meier Settlement Church. If you or your church have any boxes and you are looking the place to take them, this is the place. Look for a follow up article in the Riesel Rustler for an account of how this season came to be so successful. For additional information call Pat Bumelis 254-744-3958.

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