"Joy to the World, the Lord is come, let earth receive her King."
It's finally Christmas morning! You must be exhausted Santa! Me too, but I woke up this morning feeling extra fantastic that The Salvation Army was able to help so many families in need this year.
Of course we couldn't have done it AT ALL without the help of our precious community here in Williamsport and the surrounding towns.
There has been an extensive list of volunteers who stepped up to the plate once again this year; the newspapers, the mall, the radio stations, our advisory board and auxiliary, the lodges, the churches, the service groups, the schools and colleges, the businesses - wow, we are so blessed.
We've made so many new friends and connections and that's what it has been all about - people helping people.
I just hope, Santa, that people remember that Christmas isn't the only time of year there is need out there. Sometimes we tend to pour ourselves out in service over the holidays and forget there are still needs to be met and people who are lonely and need to be visited.
I pray that in the days ahead in this New Year, Santa, that the good Lord will give us eyes that really look for those that are struggling and give us the ability to move and help others in compassion and friendship.
What do I personally have to look forward to this week Santa? A little bit of quiet and a little bit of down time with my husband.
But not for long!
My new baby granddaughter arrived a couple of weeks ago, and thankfully Williamsport is only one short hour from Berwick.
Merry Christmas, Santa!
Your friend always,
Please help by giving generously to the Sun-Gazette and the Salvation Army Santa Fund.
You can help make this a brighter holiday season for local families by making a contribution in person to any branch of M&T Bank or by mail to M&T Bank at 405 River Ave.; at the Salvation Army, 457 Market St.; or the Sun-Gazette office, 252 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, PA 17701.
The Santa Fund is a fundraiser organized by the Sun-Gazette and the Salvation Army to help local families in need.