As this project is finished for another year and I begin to finalize everything, I would like to take some time to thank a lot of people who helped make our annual Veterans Christmas Bag Program another success. Christmas runs all year for the Fremont Area Association of Retired School Personnel. Members make donations to the project at each meeting. Other items are purchased to make sure we have enough supplies. Contact was made several times through out the year with the wonderful activity/life directors at each of the 11 Fremont area care facilities that we deal with. They keep us informed of the number of veterans that we will be dealing with and guide us in the distribution process at their facility.
A special thank you goes to Velyda Demuth and the Fremont High School Student Council for their assistance in collecting the chocolate candy and packing the candy bags to be put in each gift bag. Parkers Cookies were a special treat added this year. Thank you Heather for your kindness and support for our veterans and this project. These treat were the first things they looked for when given the bags.
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Again thanks to all our members for the time given in packing the 200 bags and distribution to the facilities. We have found that this project is a blessing for our members to see the faces of our veterans and to hear the stories in the lives of these American Heroes.
Ruth Register, President