Over 350 children came to the lock-in located at the Belmont Culture Center, Monday from 1 – 6pm “We had a full house,” said Rev. Powell.
Modern Woodman came and presented check for $2500 in matching funds. “We are thankful for Jeweler’s Trade Shop that donated a $295 woman‘s watch that was given to a young girl at the Lock-in.” He said.
“We touched over 900 boys and girls from Milton, Flomaton and Pensacola. It warmed my heart to see the smiles on the children’s faces as they received their gifts,” said Rev. Powell. Each child received at least two toys or more and there were even toys for toddlers. “If a mother came with her child we gave to them also.” No one was left without,” said Rev. Powell.
“A big thank-you goes out to the Chariots of Pensacola. They came along with the volunteer Marines to make this occasion a really nice event.