Christmas came early in Hallsville.
A group of seven Hallsville city staff members and friends gather at the Hallsville City Hall garage the morning of December 19.
That is when volunteers gathered and packed boxes of food for distribution to Hallsville families that could use a little help over the Christmas holiday season.
Hallsville Mayor Logan Carter, in his fourth year as mayor and participating in the project.
It warms your heart to know that even in the year 2020 when people have their own struggles with the pandemic, that the community can come together to provide for families in need.”
One puzzle this Christmas season, Carter said, is the number of people working to help others, but not looking out for themselves.
“I would just encourage everybody, that If you know somebody that is in need during this time or you are in need, to reach out to city hall and let us know how we can help.”
The volunteers delivered at least 50 holiday food boxes on Santa’s vintage flatbed Chevy truck.
One of the elves, freshly transplanted from California’s Bay area, said “It’s very rewarding, very comforting to know people can reach out and help each other during the holidays and knowing that there will be people who will be able to spend the holidays with food in their bellies instead of otherwise.”
Carter said the families who received presents for their children had either contacted Hallsville City Hall, or somebody had contacted city hall on their behalf. “We have monetary donations, or donations made through an angel off the city hall’s angel tree.”
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