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Buckner's Amarillo hosts event for child foster programs

Many around the area gathered to get into the Christmas spirit Saturday as Buckner's Amarillo hosted an event for some 200 kids around the area.

Buckner's International is a group that supports programs to help orphans, vulnerable families and children. Saturday, kids from Bruce Ford Center, Family Place and Foster Care had breakfast and a visit with Santa out at plane hanger near River Falls. One volunteer said she's worked with Buckner's for years and is glad they group could come together here to show a little love to area children.

"When I moved here, I still wanted to be involved with Buckner's," said Shelly Turner, volunteer for Buckner's. "And we felt like this a way we can make a very special Christmas for these kids through Bruce Ford Center Family Place and Foster Care."

Santa flew in on a helicopter, and in true Christmas fashion, kids also built their own gingerbread houses. The Rolling Hills Riding Club also donated it's horses for the kids to ride.

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