It’s usually one of the most-asked questions of the season. "What do you want for Christmas?"
So we asked it of a number of folks in the community. Here’s how they replied:
Rebecca Mock, principal of Joseph Martin Elementary school: "My wish is for everyone to have good health, to find peace, to love and respect each other and prosperity for all."
Charles Moon, special education teacher at Bradwell Institute: "I want: No. 1. My girlfriend to say yes! No. 2. More socks and T-shirts and No. 3. Shorter school day. Looking forward to: No. 1. Hanging out with girlfriend and her kids more; No. 2. Watching my niece and nephew grow up; No. 3 The LCSS Special Needs Talent Show/Pageant; No. Gala 2017; and No. 5. Growth of Friends Helping Friends into the local community and Coastal Region."
Misty Eastlake, science teacher at Lewis Frasier Middle School: "That’s always a hard question. I usually just ask for things for my classroom or my house, lol."
Joey Brown, Liberty County administrator: "Continued health and prosperity for my friends, family and those that I work with. I am so blessed to have them in my life."
Kasey Bozeman, Liberty County 4-H Agent: "I’m asking for some cardigans, books about qualitative research, and craft supplies. I’ve also asked for a new toilet seat for my guest bathroom - it’s broken and I’m sure my guests would appreciate a new one!"
Andrew Williams, Liberty Consolidated Planning commissioner: "For Christmas I’d like to just spend quality time with my family and see the joy on all the little children’s faces."
Karen Bell, incoming Liberty County Chamber of Commerce board chair: "What am looking forward to is completing my PhD in advanced studies in human behavior in 2017! What I want for Christmas is to spend more time with my family and friends (especially with my Grandson Bryce). Also, to contribute more to Liberty County and ensure that my customers are happy with the products from my business - Rottweiler Vending, Ardyss KBell (Love to see the smiles when the customers like how they look) and J & K Photo Booths."
Brittany McClure, public affairs manager for city of Hinesville: "For Christmas, I would like to spend some time with my older brother who lives in New York. I only get to see him a few times a year and day-to-day life always feels a little incomplete without him. Growing up, I prayed for the day that he would go away to college just so I could have the bathroom to myself. Now, I long for the days when he was just across the hall. I miss him a lot and I am really looking forward to having my family together."
Thomas Hines, mayor of Allenhurst: "I would like for all the people serving in the military around the world to be able to spend Christmas with their loved ones and all the homeless to find a warm shelter and hot meal. For me personally I could use a couple million dollars. Ha Ha! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year"
Delores Crawford, principal of Button Gwinnett Elementary School: "Christmas is a very special time of year for me. My wish at Christmas and every day of the year, is that we all will remember that "Jesus is the reason for the Season." Keeping Jesus at the forefront will guarantee prayers answered, hope restored, and peace enjoyed. Merry Christmas to you and yours!"
Karisa Young, CEO of the Liberty College and Career Academy: "What I really want for Christmas is to just spend time with my family. We get so busy during the year, with all of the hustle and bustle and every one’s work responsibilities, that we do not get to spend much time together. My extended family does not live in Georgia so we do not see them often. I am really looking forward to getting together with them and spending some quality time, listening to holiday music, playing games, watching movies, and of course eating lots of wonderful food! My daughters love to hang out with their cousins and I enjoy seeing them all together. It really is my favorite time of the year."
Dr. Clemontine Washington, mayor of Midway: "For myself, the only thing I want is some rest and relaxation. For my family and friends, hope and love. For the nation and the world, peace and harmony."