Santa’s helpers

The Covington News - - Local news -

Satur­day we had the op­por­tu­nity to show some real Christ­mas Spirit. We gath­ered, bright and early, along with the other elves from the Cov­ing­ton Ro­tary and the Ro­tary In­ter­act Club from East­side High school bright and early, and helped Santa load up close to 900 bags of good­ies for boys and girls of New­ton County.

Santa is for­tu­nate to have such a group as the Cov­ing­ton Ro­tary to or­ga­nize and raise money from folks in our com­mu­nity in or­der to pro­vide this ser­vice to fam­i­lies who are hav­ing a tough time this Christ­mas sea­son.

The Gen­eral Mills Com­pany even do­nated boxes of ce­real to be packed into th­ese spe­cial Christ­mas pack­ages.

Af­ter the job­was done, the Ro­tar­i­ans di­vided the pack­ages and, like Santa, de­liv­ered their good­ies all over New­ton County.

Ac­tu­ally, we learned to re­spect Santa’s abil­ity to find the right chim­neys. It took us many hours and wrong turns to find our fam­i­lies.

We don’t know the cir­cum­stances of why those fam­i­lies, some who live in the new­est neigh­bor­hoods, would need this type of sup­port. What we found is that the smiles of ap­pre­ci­a­tion were real and the feel­ing of be­ing Santa’s helper and bring­ing such joy was even more real.

As fam­ily af­ter fam­ily ex­pressed their thanks, some with tears in their eyes, we could only think that it was us who should say thanks for the op­por­tu­nity to be able give this hol­i­day sea­son.

For the Ro­tar­i­ans and their many sup­port­ers in New­ton County, thanks and Merry Christ­mas.


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