Lide White Memorial Boys & Girls Club/Family & Community Center will once again offer its Christmas shopping program for children in need. The club has been offering holiday assistance since 1959.

Applications must be filled out and turned into the club no later than Dec. 19. Children that are current members of the club and in good standing will receive first consideration. Children that are participating in other Christmas shopping opportunities through other groups should not apply.

The club is also currently accepting tax-deductible donations towards program. Contributions can be sent to Lide White Boys & Girls Club Christmas Program, P.O. Box 1128, Madison, IN 47250.

The club will hold its annual Christmas party, sponsored by the Madison Rotary Club, from 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 20. The party will include inflatable games, staff challenges, Christmas goodies, presents and a visit from Santa. Current club members and their families are invited.

The club will also be closed on Dec. 23-27 for the holidays and building maintenance and cleaning.

For additional information, call (812) 265-5811.