Holiday giving abounds across the area
Members of the Falkville Senior Center recently collected canned and non-perishable food items to donate to the Falkville Lion's Club for distribution to needy families in the area. Lion's Club Representative Ronnie Richards said the organization, in association with the WAFF Cannathon, identifies families in need through the Morgan County Department of Human Resources and Volunteer Services and helps 40 to 50 families each Christmas with gifts of food, toys and clothing. The Falkville Lion's Club annual Christmas Party will be held Saturday, Dec. 20, 4-6 p.m. at the old Woodman building at Bobby Brewer Field. On hand for the food donation were Libby Jeffreys, Cal Scott, Lillian Blanton, E.C. Gibson, Mollie Davis, Site Manager Nancy Train, Jake Walker, Phil McCutcheon, and Lion's Club members Ronnie Richards and Cecil Mitchell. Train said she is very proud of all the Falkville Seniors for their efforts in this event as well as numerous community projects throughout the year.
Lifelong Hartselle resident Rosie Kirkemier presented one of nearly 100 afghans she made during the year to Sunshine Haven resident Eunice Clemons. Kirkemier, now a resident of Riverside in Decatur, enjoys crocheting and makes small afghans throughout the year and delivers them to area nursing homes each Christmas.
Christmas came early at Hartselle Junior High School this year when Assistant Principal Don Pouncey received a donation check to purchase and Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) from Lester McCollum. The device will be housed in the HJHS health room under the supervision of HJHS nurse Nancy Weatherford. The school's faculty has been trained to use the AED in the event of a heart emergency situation. McCollum donated over $2,000 to ensure HJHS has an AED on campus.
Businesses take part in glove drive
Local chiropractic offices are joining together to help provide a warmer holiday for people in need.
Hulse Family Chiropractic and Sawyer Chiropractic in Hartselle and Priceville Chiropractic are three of 15 chiropractic offices taking part in the second annual "Hands on the Community" campaign.
The winter service project is designed to collect new or slightly used winter gloves for some 300 needy adults and children. Children and adult size gloves are needed.
The Department of Human Resources and Families and Children Experiencing Separating are joining in the effort, which will distribute the gloves in January.
The chiropractic offices are currently accepting gloves from the public during their regular business hours.