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What We Think: Christmas spirit abounds

It’s the penultimate day before Christmas and the Christmas spirit is all around us.

The ground will be covered in snow, and it will be very cold, but Christmas will come with presents for most and a chance for people to spend time with family.

Once again the community has helped those in need. Cops and Kids helped 29 children buy presents for themselves and their families through donations from the community. The event also helped local law enforcement officers by providing them an opportunity to interact with children in a positive way.

Victory Lutheran Church served about 600 dinners at the annual Community Christmas Dinner on Sunday.

The Salvation Army in Jamestown through its Angel Tree program provided gifts to 225 children from 100 families. The Salvation Army also distributed 177 food baskets for the holiday.

The local Toys for Tots distribution provided toys for children and families who otherwise may not have anything to open on Christmas morning.

The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign will continue through the end of the month. As of Tuesday $107,000 has been collected, which is short of the campaign’s goal of $140,000.

Individuals and groups organized food drives and made donations to local food banks. School Christmas programs, the community Handel’s “Messiah” concert and the University of Jamestown choirs throughout the season offered Christmas carols and other holiday songs, providing an atmosphere to help people keep their holiday spirit.

Merry Christmas.

Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper’s editorial board.