Letter to the Editor

Your View 12/17: Thanks for help

Tuesday, December 17, 2002

The Christmas Angels chili dinner is a wonderful event that helps the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) Southeast District provide Christmas gifts for many children who otherwise wouldn't receive anything.

MoDOT employees used their vacation time to contact local businesses and sell cups of chili. They prepared and delivered the chili to these businesses and money raised from the project was used to buy gifts for 117 children this year.

This is the 16th year that MoDOT's Southeast District has made the Christmas dreams and wishes of many children come true. We hope to continue spreading that magic in the lives of area kids for years to come, but it takes volunteers.

This program is about the faith, love and joy of giving. We can do good, but it takes many to make it happen. The following are responsible for the great success of the 16th Annual Christmas Angel Chili Dinner:

Sikeston American Legion Post 114, Elks Lodge 2319, Noranda Aluminum, First Christian Church, First Assembly of God Church, The First National Bank, Accent Shop, Ag-Mart, Alan Wire, Alma Curry, Atlas Cold Storage, Aufdenberg Equipment, B&B Boats and Bikes, Beauty Inn, Beaver Janitorial Supply, Blades, Bollinger Truck and Equipment, Bob Ralph Distributing, Bootheel Counseling Services, Cape Girardeau Wal-Mart, Carpet Direct, Clayton Fabrication, Collins Music, Cummins Gateway, D&S Salvage, DeWitt Auction, Sikeston Division of Family Services, East Prairie Division of Family Services, DJ's Shoes and Things, Double D Tractor Parts, Dr. Sam Hunter, Dr. John Leible, Dr. Kenneth Stone, Duckett Truck Center, Ferguson Medical Group, Ferguson Pediatric Group, First Midwest Bank, First Security Bank; US Bank, Flaire Incorporated, Food Giant Corporate Offices; Health Facilities Management, Heartland Wood Products, Hinton RV Park, Homestead Electronics, House of Color, Hunter Acres, JA-MAR Equipment, Jarvis Motor Co., Kirk Trailers, Lambert Engineering, Lewis Furniture, License Bureau, Medicap Pharmacy, Meeks Printing, Meyers Supply, Mid South Office Supply, Nelson Tractor, Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, Plaza Tire, PTI, Pullen Brothers Trucking, R&B Glass, Raben Tire, Randy's Rx, Redneck Trailers, Rettig Enterprise, Satterfield's Auto, Scheffer Office Supply, SEMO Electric Co-op, Semo Title, Shear Perfection, Show Me Rental, Sikeston Middle School, Sikeston Motor Co., Sikeston Power Plant, Sikeston Wal-Mart, Slushers, Social Security office, Steward Steel (Doors Division), Tangles, Tanner Street Church of God, Tetra Pak, The Cutting Edge, Thompson Culvert, Turner Dairy, Union Planters Bank, Utility Trailers, Waters and Associates, YMCA.

We would also like to thank JC Penney for the generous discount it provided for the purchase of gifts for the Christmas Angel Program.


Missouri Department of Transportation Christmas Angel Committee