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Secret Santa brings gifts

COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES (CASA) volunteers and Secret Santa workers gather around Secret Santa gifts in front of the CASA office on Troupe Street. In front are Linzey Henry on the scooter and Nan McIntosh on the bicycle. From the left, back, are Mya Taylor, young Brody West, Sandra Brown, Dione Toliver, Ethel Wills, Rick Lewis, Jennifer Lynne, Mike Holloway, Bob Henderson and Eddie Newsome.|Joe Crine

Twenty-five children served by Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and the Decatur County Department of Family and Children’s Services (DFCS) woke up this morning to find bicycles and other special gifts from their Secret Santa.

The gifts were delivered to the CASA office on Troupe Street Monday afternoon. The children receiving the gifts are in DFCS custody either with a foster family, with relatives or in a treatment center.

The Secret Santa program is sponsored by local radio stations Live 101.9, and Rocking 106.3.

Also assisting with the providing of gifts were the Bainbridge High School cheerleaders, the Bainbridge Middle School cheerleaders, the First United Methodist Church teenagers and Discovery Sunday School Class.