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Ornaments benefit needy
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Handmade ornaments will be on sale at Robinson Elementary School until Dec. 19. Proceeds from the ornament sale will go to the Dawson County Sherrifs Office charity program Shop with a Cop. - photo by David Renner Dawson Community News

For the third year in a row, Robinson Elementary continues its trend of selling ornaments.

Art teacher John Lundy opened up the shop of homemade ornaments once again last week.

"It's a little bigger this year," Lundy said. "It's a lot of work that goes into this."

Items for sale include wreaths, painted gourds and ornaments, all handmade by Lundy.

Last year, Lundy raised nearly $4,400, with the proceeds going to the Shop with a Cop program hosted by the Dawson County Sheriff's Office.

"I'd like to beat that number this year," he said. "I've got a lot of smaller things this year instead of big ticket items, so we'll see how it goes."

Lundy said he has been working on this year's ornaments since February.

"I did all the Santa gourds first, then take a break and work on something else," he said. "I try to do it throughout the year, because you can't just do it in two weeks."

Approximately every $100 raised is another child that will get Christmas gifts through the program, according to Lundy.

The ornament shop and silent auction can be found in the entryway of Robinson Elementary School during normal school hours, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The sale ends on Dec. 19 with the live auction portion ending on Dec. 17.

For more information, contact Lundy at (770) 712-8935 or by email at