Camden First Baptist Kindergarten and Child Care celebrated the "100th Day of School" on Jan. 25 by collecting at least 100 canned goods to help families in need. Eighty six students and 15 teachers collected 530 canned goods. A representative from Christian Communities Ministries food pantry, Kathleen Mahoney, came to collect the cans.
During Elgin's January town council meeting, Elgin Police Department Police Chief Harold Brown reported that 65 families were served during Elgin's Toy Round Up -- a record. Brown also informed council that 152 children were served 49 food baskets distributed and 25 fruit baskets for senior citizens were distributed. Stover Middle School partnered with the EPD to assist with collecting toys.