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Arbutus volunteer effort makes Christmas possible for hundreds of families
Arbutus volunteer effort makes Christmas possible for hundreds of families

Volunteers, known as elves for the day, wore reindeer antlers or red and white Santa hats as they escorted hundreds of parents and grandparents through a large room at Arbutus United Methodist Church last Friday. The shoppers pushed grocery shopping carts, lent from the Giant Food store on Wilkens Avenue, as they chose from a plentiful selection of used and unused toys, boxes of food and clothing items. The well-oiled operation could only be compared to Santa's workshop. In its 30th year, the event is by invitation only.Those who participate were identified by Southwest Emergency Services, area churches, schools and other organizations as needing financial assistance in the...

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