From staff reports
Thanks to a gracious and caring community, only a pair of families remain on The Daily Statesman's Operation Santa list this holiday season.
A total of 50 families have been listed this year.
Those who have an interest in adopting one of the remaining families are asked to call The Daily Statesman at 624-4545 or come into the newspaper office at 133 S. Walnut St. in Dexter to obtain the names and further information on the family of choice. The two that remain, along with families that have been adopted since Friday, appear below.
An unemployed mother is reaching out for help this Christmas. Her eight-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son are asking for clothes and toys. The family is also requesting various household supplies.
This family was adopted by Moore's Auto Sales in loving memory of David Glin Moore.
A mother of one from Dudley is in need of a helping hand this Christmas season. Her nine-year-old son is asking for toys, fishing supplies and any St. Louis Cardinals items. He needs clothes, and the family requests food and laundry supplies.
This family was adopted by the employees of Watkins and Sons Funeral Home.
A single mother in Puxico is in need of help this year for her two children, a three-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl. They need clothes and have attached toy lists to their application. The family is also in need of cleaning supplies, silverware and food. This family was adopted anonymously Friday afternoon by a local family.
Puxico couple has two girls, 12 and 6. They request clothing and household items. Mom has included a wish list from the girls that includes specific items. This family is still in need of adoption.
A Puxico family lists four children at home ranging in age from eight to 18. They ask for clothing, detergent and toiletries. The father in this household works construction, but they are having a difficult time making ends meet.
This family remains in need of adoption.
All contents of a Bernie home were lost to smoke damage in an October fire. This mother of four asks for clothing and bedding, furniture, board games, and a bat and ball for her boys. Children range from seven to 11.
This family was adopted Friday by employees of Bank of Advance.