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Angel Tree project supports youth of jailed parents at Middletown's Shiloh Missionary Baptist

MIDDLETOWN >> As part of the Angel Tree project, Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church plans to create a winter wonderland Christmas extravaganza for children of incarcerated parents in December.

Sana Cotten knows well the childhood pain, fear and loneliness harbored by enforced separation. Now a mother of two and wife of Joshua Cotten, church youth director, and daughter in law to the Rev. W. Vance Cotten and co-pastor Rev. Kim L. Cotten, Sana Cotten recalls seeing her parents while in foster care.

“As a young child, most of my memories of my parents are visiting them in the correctional facility,” said Sana Cotten. “I spent many Christmas holidays wishing that I could spend it with them, but unfortunately, that was not the case.”

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