The Buckeye Lake Museum is once again participating in the seasonal giving campaign servicing the families in the Buckeye Lake community. Families in need of food and/or gifts for their children have been identified by the Salvation Army.
There are two ways you can help make Christmas
more enjoyable for families in our area:
Adopt a Child - Receive a wish list and shop for one or more children.
Approximately $50 is spent on each child. Once purchased, place
items in a trash bag and bring it to the museum no later than
Saturday, December 19. If you would like to adopt a child, please
either email one of us or call the museum (740-929-1998) for further
Donate money so that our volunteers can purchase clothes, toys, and
food for the families. If you would like to make a donation, this can be
1.) Contributing through our website: www.buckeyelakehistory.org
2.) Writing a check payable to Greater Buckeye Lake Historical
Society. This may be mailed (PO Box 1, Buckeye Lake, OH
43008) or dropped off at the museum (4729 Walnut Road,
Buckeye Lake) Tuesday through Sunday from 1:00 - 4:00.
Remember that all donations are tax deductible.
P.S. Please bring all donations to the museum by Saturday, December 19.
A Wrap Up of the 2015 Kid's Community Christmas Program
The Kid's Christmas program was a huge success thanks to the generous donations made by BLHS members and friends. The Salvation Army identified 13 families in need that live in Buckeye Lake. We were able to give toys, 7 bikes, and coats for the 10 girls (ages 2-14) and 10 boys (ages 3-15) through the Salvation Army in Newark. They also provided food boxes
for each of the families.
We appreciate that 3 of the families were adopted by members. With the donated money, each of the children received other toys, underwear, socks, pants, and a top as well as shoes and boots if needed. All of the families also received additions to their food boxes of milk, eggs, bread, peanut butter, jelly, fresh fruit, etc. We also created a bag of items that cannot be purchased with food stamps: soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, dishwasher soap, toilet paper, paper towels, and laundry detergent.
Many thanks to all who donated money and time to this project!
We know that 13 families had a very Merry Christmas as a result.
Mary Muryn and Brenda Bellis
Our 8th annual Kids Community
4729 Walnut Road, Buckeye Lake, Ohio 43008.