The Christmas season

Rebecca Avila, 2, looks inside a gift box held by Felicia Meyer at First United Methodist Church on Monday. Rebecca’s mother, Pam Avila, was checking in boxes received from local churches participating in Operation Christmas Child, Samaritan Purse’s national charity drive. The group strives to provide Christmas gifts to needy children around the world. Enlarge photo

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Rebecca Avila, 2, looks inside a gift box held by Felicia Meyer at First United Methodist Church on Monday. Rebecca’s mother, Pam Avila, was checking in boxes received from local churches participating in Operation Christmas Child, Samaritan Purse’s national charity drive. The group strives to provide Christmas gifts to needy children around the world.

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