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A.V. CENTER DISHES UP CHRISTMAS; HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES GET TOYS AND FEASTS.



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Christmas is a time of giving. Just ask Steve Baker Steve Baker (born September 8, 1978 in Pontefract, West Yorkshire) is an English professional footballer who is a defender and currently plays for Gateshead.

Baker has played for a number of clubs including Middlesbrough, Huddersfield Town, Darlington, Hartlepool and
, executive director of the Grace Resource Center.

Hundreds of needy families in the Antelope Valley This article is about the Los Angeles County region. For the census-designated place in Wyoming, see Antelope Valley-Crestview, Wyoming.

The Antelope Valley
 received Christmas baskets and toys this week at the center, thanks to donations from dozens of local organizations, including Scout units, churches, schools and sheriff's deputies.

``We want to make sure that nobody falls through the cracks in the community,'' Baker said. ``Although Thanksgiving was our big project, we realize that there were some folks who didn't get help for Christmastime.''

The center fed hundreds of families at a Christmas Eve A Christmas Eve is a short story by Camillo Boito which appeared in his anthology of decadence and perversity titled Tales of Vanity (sometimes translated as Vain Tales), which also featured his more famous work, Senso.  meal, a ham dinner with all the trimmings.

The Christmas basket and toy giveaway began Monday and concluded Thursday. Families could either call to sign up or just show up and say that they needed help.

They were given a Christmas basket with cans of fruit and vegetables, rice, stuffing, noodles noo·dle 1  
n.
A narrow, ribbonlike strip of dried dough, usually made of flour, eggs, and water.



[German Nudel.
, jellies, juices, and cranberry cranberry, low creeping evergreen bog plant of the genus Oxycoccus of the family Ericaceae (heath family). Cranberries are considered by some botanists to belong to the blueberry genus Vaccinium.  and spaghetti sauce. Some families were given turkeys or coupons to purchase turkeys, Baker said.

Toys were separated into categories based on age range and gender. Parents could pick the toys of their choice, from Barbie dolls Barbie doll

popular dress-up doll; extremely conventional and feminine. [Am. Hist.: Sann, 179]

See : Fads
 to soccer balls to remote control cars to trains.

``It's been a wonderful thing to watch all of this grow and see the support of the community grow,'' Baker said. ``It's important that we have these organizations, and it's equally important that we all work together, and we've been really blessed here.''

The Grace Resource Center has been in existence for nearly nine years. It feeds approximately 6,000 needy people per month. Baker expects that nearly 1,000 people will be served during the Christmas holiday.

``It's great,'' he said. ``Just wherever I go, (I) run into people and they're just so thankful that Grace is doing what it's doing. For some folks, they can't imagine how we can do all this, but we all just have our special thing that we're gifted for.''

For more information on the Grace Resource Center, contact (661) 940- 5272.
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Date:Dec 25, 1999
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