Spreading christmas joy

The Lake George Fire Protection Distict members and volunteers gets ready to deliver toys for Christmas. On the fire engine are Alex Walsh and Julie Kirby. (Back row, left to right) John Hayes, Allen Kirby and Roger Aldridge. (Front row, left to right) Kelly Borders, Christine Aldridge, Sadie Aldridge, recipient Lurajade Hendricks, Tristin Weaver, Tom Hopkins and Susan Bernstetter. (Photo by Marianne Mogon/The Flume)

Christmas came a few days early for some kids in the Lake George area. Four fire trucks and Lake George volunteer firefighters and others drove to each of the recipients houses with sirens wailing and lights flashing.

The children came running out and their faces lit up seeing the many gifts being given them. Hugs were given all around as the kids and parents thanked the firefighters and shared Merry Christmas greetings. It was heartwarming to see the surprised and joyful looks on the faces of the children.

One lucky recipient was Lurajade Hendricks, eight years old, daughter of Myron and Jeanine Hendricks, and student at Lake George Charter School.

“Wow, neat, thank you,” Lurajade said, peering into the large box of wrapped toys.

In the midst of spreading holiday cheer, duty called and two of the four trucks and some of the fire personnel had to leave to answer a call. The final deliveries were still made and the pleasure continued.

This is part of the Fire Chiefs Association’s Toy Drive for children in the districts to enable needy children to have a Merry Christmas. Final total of children who received toys this year was about 200. Mission accomplished.

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