Pictured (from left) are Statesville Woman’s Club Second Vice President, Wanda Rushton, Statesville Police Department Cpl. Chan Austin, Woman’s Club Publicity and Social Media Chair Lee Ann Sherrill, Woman’s Club member Kellie Faulk, Woman’s Club First Vice President Shelley Arthur, and SPD Sgt. S. L. Humphrey.

Special to Iredell Free News

During the Statesville Woman’s Club’s December luncheon meeting, the club collected unwrapped toys for children in need in the community for Christmas. Members brought art supplies, board games, books, stuffed animals, dolls, basketballs, footballs and other toys.

The toys were given to Statesville Police Department for its Fifth Annual Toy Drive. SPD Cpl. Chan Austin said this year’s toy drive will help around 350 kids. Members of SPD delivered an estimated 2,000 to 3,000 toys in time to brighten the children’s faces on Christmas morning.


For information about renting the Statesville Woman’s Club’s Clubhouse for your meeting or event, email the club at Statesvillewomansclub@gmail.com or call 704-761-8208. The club’s website is www.statesvillewomansclub.org. For details on joining the Statesville Woman’s Club, contact Membership Team member Joanna Gaither at 704-873-2684.