A complilation of events geared towards helping others

UMC Women raise funds for missions at annual Christmas market

For more than 50 years, the United Women in Faith (formerly UMW) at Auburn United Methodist Church have hosted the annual Christmas Market, with all proceeds going to local missions. Along with baked goods, frozen casseroles and other food items, more than 40 area artists, crafters and others were on hand to sell handmade art and items.


Auburn Toys for Tots receives hundreds of drive-thru donations

PR Specialist Sidney Hancock, pictured below, said the drive-thru event was a success. Toys from the drive will distributed to 406 local children.


Cookie Walk benefits Habitat for Humanity


The 28th Annual Cookie Walk featured live music, a visit by Santa and thousands of cookies. The annual event, which raises money for Auburn Opelika Habitat for Humanity, is sponsored annually by the WeHelp Coalition of Churches. This year’s walk was held at True Deliverance Holiness Church on Donahue Drive in Auburn.

The Holiday Wrap Up offers help preparing Christmas gifts


AUBURN — Auburn Parks and Recreation will offer free holiday gift wrapping services during The Holiday Wrap Up beginning Saturday, Dec. 16, through Friday, Dec. 22.
Community members are invited to drop off pre-boxed gifts at the Harris Center, 425 Perry St. in Auburn.
Wrapping services will include paper, ribbon, a gift tag and an optional bow. Participants may choose from the paper selection or bring their own wrapping supplies. Drop-off times are as follows:
Dec. 16: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dec. 17: 1 to 5 p.m.
Dec. 18-22: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The Holiday Wrap Up is first come, first served, and participants will be limited to 20 gifts. Parks and Recreation is also accepting donations of unused wrapping paper at the Dean Road Recreation Center until Thursday, Dec. 21.