Athens Community Angels are thankful to receive gifts of toys and clothing for the Christmas. Thanks to the generosity of the Athens Community 113 children ages birth through 12 received brand new toys from the Toys for Angels program, sponsored by the Athens Lions Club. A total of 130 children ages birth to 18 received brand new clothing from the Angel Tree program, sponsored by the Athens State Bank and the Athens Christian Church. In total 55 families were able to have a special Christmas for their children. Each year the families must register with Menard County Community Services to be able to receive the gifts. This year the distribution was held on December 20 at the Athens Community High School Cafeteria. The Lions would like to thank the Athens Community, Athens State Bank, Don Neisler, Athens Christian Church, Athens High School girls basketball team and coaches and athletic director, Athens Leo Club and the Athens Lions Club volunteers for their assistance in making a difference in their community. A special thank you to Lion coordinators Penny Irwin and Tricia Laager. Athens,the Community that Cares.