Better or Worse: At least you know the new (fill in name of luxury vehicle) you bought for your spouse was much appreciated, because you haven't seen him/her for more than an hour — not since he/she said, "I just want to go outside and sit in it for a minute."
Thanks to the work of Dee's Vision, Macy's Make a Wish Foundation and donations from companies and individuals students at Maiden Choice School celebrated Christmas at school on Dec. 20 with carols, presents and special guests.
The Aegis Empty Stocking Fund is moving closer to its 2011 fund-raising goal of $80,000, but the fund is still more than $34,000 short as the annual drive to help less fortune Harford County families and senior citizens have a happier holiday season moves into the month of December.
During the first week of collection, Suzy Hill counted more than 90 toys and games. By the time representatives from the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation came for a second pick up at Curves in Glenelg, the amount of playthings had doubled. If you would like to pitch in with an unwrapped gift for a child, then bring your donation to the Curves in Glenelg by Friday, Dec. 2.
Some of the nation's major chain stores opened late Thursday, competing for holiday shoppers to kick off a period that is crucial for the retail industry. After the crowds entered Toys "R" Us at 9 p.m., Walmart's Black Friday deals started at 10 p.m.
With Thanksgiving behind us, and the holiday shopping season getting into full gear today (Friday), members of The Aegis Empty Stocking Committee are also stepping up their fund-raising efforts for the 2011 season.
With requests for assistance up and preliminary donations down, the county Department of Social Services wants to make contributing as convenient as possible for donors to the annual toy drive and adopt-a-family program, which kicked off Monday.
For years the parking lot at Catonsville Elementary School had been too small and the drop-off area had fallen into disrepair. Recent improvements however have filled the pot holes and added 30 additional spaces.