These stories show the true meaning of Christmas

Published 6:36 pm Friday, December 9, 2011

There’s no doubt that there was a lot of gloomy news in 2011 — the economy continued its downturn, natural disasters ransacked homes across the nation, and child sex crime scandals at major universities shocked many. That’s why, in this season of Christmas, it’s wonderful to note that there are so many positive stories going on right here in Bainbridge.

There’s the story of 8-year-old Jase Godwin, who purchased 50 Bibles that he is giving at his father’s business, simply because he wants to share the Word of God. There’s 10-year-old Piper Harrell, who again donated the presents, from her birthday party, to the Toys for Tots Program. There’s also the story of 12-year-old Ryan Adams, who is selling hot chocolate for the fourth straight year, to raise money for families in need. The sale will be Thursday, Dec. 22, in front of Seminole Wind, starting at 7 a.m., and his goal is to raise $1,000 to help four families.

There are also the countless volunteers who work hard every day to make community projects a success. Just a few of these projects include the Salvation Army kettle drive, the Toys for Tots Program, the Deep South Riders biker toy run, and many more. It is wonderful to see so many members of the community stepping up this Christmas season, to do their part to help those in need. Thanks to all of that hard work and devotion, many more Decatur County citizens will also be able to enjoy a merry Christmas this year.

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