Benton County Charity Embraces Santa Role

Posted: December 14, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Volunteers Lisa Sizemore, from left, Colleen Weigle and Tasha Wilson toss tissues and paper towels into vehicles as families arrive to pick up Christmas presents from Sharing & Caring of Benton County at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Bentonville on Friday December 13, 2013.

Charles Reed, dressed as Santa Claus and holding a black umbrella, waved while standing between rows of cars trickling through the Benton County Fairgrounds on Friday morning.

At A Glance

Holiday Giving

More than 27,000 children have been sponsored through Sharing & Caring of Benton County since 2007. The application process for families begins in mid-October, with sponsors receiving the family’s wish lists later in the month.

Source: Staff Report

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