The Brandon Junior Woman's Club District 8 will host its annual Santa's Crop for the Kids (formerly Santa in September).
The crop will be held Saturday, Sept. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2913 John Moore Rd. in Brandon. The cost is $35 and includes nine hours of crop time, breakfast, lunch, snacks, raffle/door prizes, a silent auction, vendors, a goodie bag and make-n-takes.
Registrations received by Sept. 1 earn five extra raffle tickets. Visit the club's website for a registration form.
Proceeds support the club's annual Children's Holiday Party.The Brandon Junior Woman's Club's holiday project is a program for underprivileged school children chosen by guidance counselors at 21 of the elementary schools in the Brandon area. The guidance counselors work with the parents to fill out a form with sizes and wants of each child. The BJWC provides these children with clothing (shirt, pants or shorts, jacket or sweats, shoes, socks, underwear and pajamas), books, three or four toys of their choice, combs, crayons and other art supplies, toiletries and other goodies.
The guidance counselors bring these children to an event where a magician/clown entertains them, pizza and dessert are served and Santa gives them their gifts. Many of these children would have no holiday at all without this program. If a child selected has siblings of any age up to 18, the BJWC also provides the siblings with the same items.
"Santa's Crop for the Kids" is one of the club's major fundraisers to make the Children's Holiday Party possible.