By Kay S. Pedrotti
Of the more than 3,000 Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes from Lamar County, 405 of them were packed by one extended family. Another eight went with their children and grandchildren to other churches.
Bobby and Ginny Passmore of Barnesville, five of their married children,10 grandchildren and Ginny’s parents all were involved in the years-long search for appropriate and affordable toys, personal hygiene items, school supplies, stuffed animals and other goodies shipped out last week from First Baptist Church. The Passmores are former FBC members now attending Devotie Baptist in Griffin. They have been concentrating on increasing the total shoeboxes filled as much as possible each year for the last six.
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