Victoria Salvation Army Offers “Merry” Christmas to Many

   Written by on December 23, 2015 at 11:14 am

By Brian Nowlin, Staff Writer

The Salvation Army states on their website, “The “miracle” of Christmas is repeated over and over again through the joy of caring and sharing. The traditional red kettle is an integral part of the Christmas scene, with millions of dollars donated each year to aid needy families, seniors, and the homeless.”

In Victoria, Patsy Scott and many groups and helpers throughout the community offer donations and assistance that includes food, clothing, and toys for families in need. The organizations uses local assistance in order to administer these programs and many Lunenburg families will have a “Merry” Christmas as a result of the hard work by this local group.

Last Saturday morning, the group headed up by Scott, who doesn’t like to take praise for all of the hard work from her and her son Robert, gathered to pass out the food and gifts to families from this area. The Victoria Community Center was full of the donated items and many people or groups were recognized for their work in making another great Christmas for people in need locally.

Some of the groups recognized with certificates for their work and help included Victoria Christian Church-Don Westerlund,  Lone Oak Baptist Church-Ronald Whitehead, Victoria United Methodist Church-Rick Haag, Lunenburg Correctional Center- Jean Anderson, Ollie Wright-VFW Post 9954, Ken & Terry Barnett, Kelly Barnett, Michael Barnett, Robert Scott, Rick Haag, James Sanders and Bob Buck.

The Super Bell Award winner for their contributions were Ollie and Sue Wright.

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