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Walthourville workers spread joy
Donations included items to assure the recipients would have holiday meals. - photo by Photo provided.
They may not have been dressed in little green suits and pointed hats, but for one lucky family and a group of senior citizens, Walthourville city employees were Santa’s little helpers this year.
Looking to spread some joy during the holiday season, the city workers recently came together to purchase gifts and dinners for residents who otherwise may have gone without gifts and/or a holiday meal.
“The employees of Walthourville decided this year that (we) wanted to give something back to the community. We wanted to be a blessing to someone else,” city clerk Juanita Johnson said. “So the employees got together and presented toys and gifts to a family of five and Christmas dinners to three senior citizens”
In a special ceremony hosted on Christmas Eve, staff members supplied Mr. and Mrs. Brennian Thweatt with presents for each of their three children, Erik, 15, Ayrika, 5, and Brennian Jr., 3.
The Christmas dinners, prepared by Lillian’s Catering of Allenhurst, were presented to Thomas McComb, Ralph Roberts Sr. and Mary Brown.
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