Just before Christmas the Pecan Valley Kiwanis Club of Early distributed 45 food baskets to area families to help them enjoy the holidays and assure them they would have a special Christmas dinner.          The Early High School Key Club and the Early Middle School Builders Club, which are both Kiwanis sponsored youth programs in the Early Independent School District helped with the food drive by collecting canned goods.

    The Pecan Valley Kiwanis Club purchased hams to be placed in each basket and then delivered the baskets.

    “Through the efforts of our youth groups, we were able to assemble and deliver approximately 45 food baskets this year,” said Dale Courtright, president of the Early Kiwanis Club.

    “I would like to thank and applaud these two youth clubs and their sponsors, for helping us to make this another successful project,” Courtright said.