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Christmas in July helps Fritch Families move forward

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Fritch, TX - Despite our hot weather, one group has their mind set on a much cooler time of year.  

The Salvation Army in Amarillo hosted a Christmas in July luncheon for families impacted by the Double Diamond fire in Fritch.

Over 100 families were invited to the feast which included a special Christmas buffet, complete with Christmas cookies that were donated by volunteers.  

Other activities included  decorating ornaments and taking family photos, something that meant a lot to many of the families who lost everything in the fire.

 

"One of the reasons we are able to do this is that the folks that live in the panhandle have been so generous and supportive of us and other agencies," Major Harvey Johnson with the Salvation Army told us. 

"There's no money coming from the outside. This was all done by family members, neighbors, people who care in the panhandle about those lost everything in Fritch," he added. 

Of course Christmas in July would not be complete with out a visit from Santa. He was there to pass out new clothes and toys for children, just in time for the start of the new school year.