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Thanks to all those who helped stuff stockings

The night of Dec.17, seniors, couples, men, women, teens and preteens all arrived at the Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department Hall for the 12th Christmas stocking stuffing.

Bins, cartons and bags containing tooth paste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, soap, socks and knitwear and much more were opened. These donations were then sorted into like items and divided into two long tables, one for men and the other for women.

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Then the stockings were stuffed with all the donations from the community, Sykesville Tae Kwon Do, friends of Knitters Nest, One Accord, Order of the Evening Star, South Carroll Senior Center, friends at Homeland and many others in the community who dropped of their donations at the fire house and did not leave their name.

The stockings were placed in boxes and bins for delivery. A count was done and thanks to the generous contributions, there were 209 stockings filled to the brim ready for delivery.

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On Friday, Dec.20, Santa and his helpers with a loaded SUV and a loaded van started out to delivering all the stockings. Many were surprised to have Santa bring their gift, all were pleased smiling and many thanks were given to Santa. The staffs at all locations also were given a Merry Christmas from Santa and received a candy cane. Some staff joked with Santa on who had been bad and who had been good, but all received a candy cane.

It was not Christmas yet, but everyone was in the Holiday spirit and all had a good afternoon.

In January, we start all over again for the 13th year, getting donations and buying more stockings.

Ellen Dix

Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department



The night of Dec.17, seniors, couples, men, women, teens and preteens all arrived at the Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department Hall for the 12th Christmas stocking stuffing.

Bins, cartons and bags containing tooth paste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, soap, socks and knitwear and much more were opened. These donations were then sorted into like items and divided into two long tables, one for men and the other for women.

Then the stockings were stuffed with all the donations from the community, Sykesville Tae Kwon Do, friends of Knitters Nest, One Accord, Oder of the Evening Star, South Carroll Senior Center, friends at Homeland and many others in the community who dropped of their donations at the fire house and did not leave their name.

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The stockings were placed in boxes and bins for delivery. A count was done and thanks to the generous contributions, there were 209 stockings filled to the brim ready for delivery.

On Friday, Dec.20, Santa and his helpers with a loaded SUV and a loaded van started out to delivering all the stockings. Many were surprised to have Santa bring their gift, all were pleased smiling and many thanks were given to Santa. The staffs at all locations also were given a Merry Christmas from Santa and received a candy cane. Some staff joked with Santa on who had been bad and who had been good, but all received a candy cane.

It was not Christmas yet, but everyone was in the Holiday spirit and all had a good afternoon.

In January, we start all over again for the 13th year, getting donations and buying more stockings

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