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CWAC Hosting Christmas in July for Local Food Bank

The Cullman Wellness & Aquatic Center will be holding a unique event on July 11, 2014 with Christmas in July. The event was a large success several years ago in supporting Cullman Caring for Kids and their efforts to keep children in the Cullman area from facing hunger.

Cullman Caring for Kids has served the Cullman Community in many great ways, taking stances to prevent child hunger and advocate for an end to child abuse. Many people are thinking of ways to give during the Christmas season, and donations to the food bank are always on an upswing around Christmas time.

But July is normally a pretty "dry" month for food banks all around, with less of an emphasis on giving during the summer season. Many students in Cullman County are provided free lunches during the school year; these food programs could be the only meal some of these students eat all day. The countless number of students that are able to use this program during the school year do not have this privilege during the summer, and so hunger in the area may be more than one would think in Cullman.

The Cullman Wellness & Aquatic Center is excited to partner with Cullman Caring for Kids to help them promote their stance that no child should go hungry. By supporting the Christmas in July Event, you are also helping to support that stance.

CWAC will be offering 1/2 priced day passes and free enrollment on any memberships (a $50 value) when you bring in canned food items for Cullman Caring for Kids. In an effort to provide as much non-perishable items as possible to the food bank, CWAC will also be giving away a 3 month membership to the individual who brings in the most non-perishable food items.

The event will also include Christmas decorations, music, games throughout the day, free Christmas cookies, and a live band, Ally and the Alley Cats playing on the pool deck from 7pm-9pm.

You can call the center for more information at 256-775-SWIM or shoot me an email at wharbison@cullmanrecreation.org

-Waid Harbison
Marketing, Programs, & Events Coordinator
Cullman City Parks & Recreation

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