Rosebud UMC, police plan children’s toy, gift programs

Two giving opportunities are available in the Rosebud community through programs announced by the police department and a local church.

Rosebud police will be holding their first Christmas Cops Toy Drive at the Owensville Walmart on consecutive weekends in December. New and unwrapped  toys collected during the campaign will be collected for children in need. According to Sgt. Mason Griffith, the department’s assistant chief, police officers will have their patrol car stationed at Walmart from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, and 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, for the toy collection.

Rosebud police hope to collect enough  gifts to “bring a brighter Christmas to approximately five families,” according to Griffith. Any items left over will be donated to local charities.

Giving Room at UMC

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, Rosebud United Methodist Church is sponsoring a Giving Room in their fellowship hall along Route T.

The program is for children ages 5 to 12-years-old who will have the chance to buy Christmas items for 25 cents per gift. The purpose of the Giving Room program is to give children the opportunity to purchase affordable gifts at Christmas to give to their family and friends.

New and gently-used gift items will be available during this event.

Each child will have the opportunity to select up to five items to purchase.

Gift-wrapping will be available during the event. Refreshments including cookies will be available during the event. The church and fellowship hall are south of U.S. 50 along Route T.