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Where would this community be without Santa’s helpers?
We imagine it would be a pretty pitiful and sad sight if there were no volunteers to ring bells during Christmas for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle drive. It would be depressing if nearly 800 people didn’t have a County Christmas party, which is organized by volunteers lead by Kim Haubner and funded on donations, for people to go to.
What if there were no Family Resource Centers to seek individuals, organizations and businesses to buy gifts for children they don’t know.
Picture the Kiwanis annual Breakfast With Santa without all the students who gave up a Saturday to make, serve and clean up breakfast for 500 children, as well as the army of adults who give of their time as Kiwanians.
What if Grant County had no organized church effort such as Helping Hands or the Community Action Commission to work tirelessly on behalf of needy families?
How about the scads of local folks who give of their money to donate to food pantries and coat drives or the individuals and businesses who organize, collect and deliver these items?
It would indeed be a sad sight if Santa didn’t have his helpers, especially the ones who live and work in Grant County.
So, yes, we say, Virginia there is a Santa Claus and in Grant County he’s got a whole sleigh full of helpers who do what they do and give just because it’s the right thing to do.
Thank goodness they do.
(Editorials published in the Grant County News are the collective opinion of the editorial team.)