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"Christmas in Bee County" helps over 100 families with groceries and toys

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For the 11th consecutive year, "Christmas in Bee County," will help over 100 families and 300 children who need a little extra help this holiday season. 

“We get to go see these families, we'll drop this stuff off and just get to see the happiness there, and spread the Christmas cheer,” said Beeville Sheriff Southmayd,

Over a dozen local businesses aided in the purchase of toys and approximately $100 worth of groceries that included a holiday ham and turkey.

All hands are were on deck to unload a stocked 18-wheeler of these supplies. Beeville firefighters, police officers, volunteers, and veterans all showed up to hand deliver the goodies. 

 “It's because we want to give back to the community and all the support they give to us as Veterans and our special needs too so we want to give back as much as possible,” Beeville Veteran, Joe Lopez told KRIS.

One H-E-B volunteer says he remembers the very moment he had a hand in helping create today.

“I love kids, I love Santa, I've loved Santa ever since I was little,” said Louis Longoria, an employee and volunteer told KRIS. 

The special delivery was dropped off by Santa himself in a Beeville county fire truck. 

For over a decade, Aztec Chevrolet in Beeville has led the charge in providing a Merry Christmas for local families.

“We are here for them. We are not just a business that sits on top of a hill, we do actually care and everyone that his here volunteering taking the time out, they care as well, “Miranda Bohac, the Business and Development for Aztec Chevrolet. 

Christmas in Bee County began in 2007 and initially helped around 50 families. This year, those numbers have nearly tripled and Aztec Chevrolet says they will make sure it continues to grow. 

This year's sponsors include: Aztec Chevrolet, Alaniz & Perez Garage, Bee Picayune Employee, Choice Car Wash, Exclusive Home Health, First National Bank, George Cano Construction, Rossow Ins., H-E-B, Kicker 10, Morrill & Morrill, Prosperity Bank, Rice Plumbing, Pride Automotive, Robert & Terry Shroyer

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