Each bag included a combination of meal foods and treats — three boxes of macaroni and cheese, three packs of Ramen Noodles, eight pudding cups, four Jello cups, a full-size bag of pretzels or chips and a full-size pack of cookies.
Pre-k stockings contained fruit gummies, candy canes, Kool Aid, silly string, Silly Putty, glow sticks, chocolate Santas, glow balls and reindeer antlers.
On delivery day, Dec. 14, children were wowed by a visit from Santa, who came along with bank representatives and other volunteers. Some ran to him to say hello and give him a hug. Older children at the schools helped adults make one trip after another on a cool, drizzly morning to bring bags inside.
Volunteers included management and staff from Community National Bank, North Georgia Healthcare Center, Lakeview-fort Oglethorpe High School, Catoosa government and the community.