With the holidays just around the corner, the Captiva Civic Association is getting in the spirit by hosting a Christmas party with a special purpose, on Thursday, Dec. 3 at the Captiva Civic Center from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The event will be a chance for Captivans to catch up with old acquaintances and make new friends while enjoying their favorite beverages and sharing hors d'oeuvres. Attendees are asked to bring their favorite appetizer for all to sample.
But this year's party is more than just a way to reconnect - it's also a great way to spread a bit of holiday cheer to Lee County's less fortunate families through the Salvation Army's "Christmas Cheer" campaign.
Crystal, Alan and Amber Falde show their holiday spirit as the CCA gets ready for their Christmas party and toy drive in support of the Salvation Army.
"Christmas Cheer" is a community-wide effort and the Salvation Army's largest outreach event each year.
The program organizes and distributes donated toys, food and gifts to those in need throughout Lee County during the holidays.
Last year, the Salvation Army reached over 4,700 families, but their goal for 2009 is 6,000.
CCA holiday party
Thursday, Dec. 3
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Captiva Civic Center
11550 Chapin Lane
For more information
To participate, simply bring new, unwrapped toys or gift cards (from businesses such as Wal-mart and Target) to the party and place them under the CCA Christmas tree.
Or, you can make a cash contribution with a check made out to the Salvation Army.
You may also deliver toys, gift cards or cash donations to the CCA office between 10 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. from Monday, Nov. 30 through Dec. 4. The CCA will do the rest.
If you have questions about the CCA, the upcoming holiday party or the Christmas Cheer program, call 472-2111.