Beacon Annual Sign-Up for Food and Christmas Presents

Gary Murrell is the director of The Beacon, a helping agency.

November 5-8 is the annual sign-up for a Beacon Card, the Adopt a Family program and the Elks Christmas Basket.

The sign-up event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 5-8 at Community Christian Church 1919 S. Horton, Fort Scott,  in Robinson Hall.

In addition, there will be evening hours on November 8 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The following must be provided during the sign-up:

  • Must have ID’s for all adults,
  • Social Security Card for all in the household,
  • Proof of Income
  • Proof of Address (utility bill or rent receipt)

The Beacon Card provides free food products two times a month at the Beacon, a helping agency located at 525 E. 6th.

The Adopt a Child program allows area children to receive Christmas presents from community families, organizations and other entities.

The Elks Christmas Basket is provided by the local Elk’s Lodge and is “all the fixings for a Christmas dinner,” said Gary Murrell, director of the Beacon.

People may sign-up for all three on Nov. 5-8.

Distribution will be in December.

The Beacon still has clothes and household goods to distribute until Oct. 31, Murrell said. Following this date, the agency will no longer be distributing these items.

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