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Taryn Tumbleson of Trimont helps distribute Operation Christmas Child gifts during a July trip to the Philippines. (Submitted Photo)

Local effort supports Operation Christmas Child

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WORTHINGTON — Taryn Tumbleson began packing shoebox gifts for Operation Christmas Child when she was just 4 years old. This past summer, the Martin County West student had the opportunity to deliver such gifts in person.


Taryn was one of 18 individuals selected to travel to the Philippines to participate in an Operation Christmas Child distribution.

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