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'Giveaway' rekindles Christmas Spirits

People respond to needs of their neighbors -- Let us know if we're missing any of those stories

Dec 18, 2012

The Spirit of Christmas took a detour this year with those tragic shootings, but there’s plenty of evidence that it’s not gone.

Saturday brought one example home to News-Register staff who spent the morning giving away all kinds of clothing and toys and books to all who came by the back warehouse. One family, new to the community and jobless, found an extra Christmas tree and enough small gifts to make sure there would be something under the tree for each of the children.

“If they had been the only people who came by,” said one of the giveaway workers, “it would have been worth the whole day.”

Lots of people are keeping the spirit alive with holiday concerts and food drives, decorated windows and house lights, and all kinds of charitable efforts to help local organizations maintain valued services in the community.

We highlight those efforts throughout December, and people always respond with an outpouring of year-end contributions.

If we’re missing any opportunities to tell the community about good works that need support, let us know by sending an email to News Editor Ossie Bladine, obladine@newsregister.

Happy Holidays.

- Jeb Bladine

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