"A Buckhorn Christmas" inspires; spotlights; attracts stars

By: Eric Eckstrom Email
By: Eric Eckstrom Email

On Saturday night, a charity concert and toy drive kicked off in the city of Buckhorn called "A Buckhorn Christmas."

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When times are tough, and the shadows of life bring us down, it is sometimes easy to forget that acts of kindness surround us every day; you just have to know where to point the camera.

“Help people whenever you can, because you never know when God will give it back to you,” said Chelsie Spicer, organizer of the event.

On Saturday that camera found itself at Buckhorn High School, where a 15-year-old girl put on a charity concert to raise toys for children in need this Christmas.

“ I started putting it together and I talked to my principal about having it here, and then I talked to the FRYC(sic) director here and she said they needed a lot of toys, and so that what we are going to do here today is give her all the toys that are from here,” Spicer said.

A lot of singers and musicians donated their time for this event, including one name many across the region recognize.

“When I hear of kids in need and they are doing the same things i was raised in believing in, I love being a part of that. And that's your reward. It’s better than pay, it really is,” said Will Snyder, country musician.

Spicer says she hopes her actions not only inspire donations, but serve as a reminder that the spirit of giving is within each of us.

“I just want people to know that it's not hard, you just have to have the will to do it,” Spicer said.

It may have started with something as simple as will, but its resulting in a merrier Christmas for hundreds of kids in Buckhorn.

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The toys are being distributed to the local family resource center. Spicer says she hopes to organize "A Buckhorn Christmas" next year as well.


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