There are just 23 days left before the Santa Council of Louisa County starts its distribution process and funds are slow in coming into the organization. As of Monday, only 11,000 has been contributed towards the organization’s $35,000 goal, less than a third of the funds necessary to provide a brighter holiday to the less fortunate in the community. Contributions can be mailed to Santa Council, P.O. Box 392, Louisa, VA 23093, attn. Treasurer. All donations are tax deductible and the community can watch the fund climb as the stocking sign at Essex Bank is updated.
The Angel Tree is up at the Louisa County Library on Davis Highway in Mineral and is filled with the names and wishes of children seeking help through the Santa Council. The community is encouraged to go by and select a tag, shop for the child and wrap and return the gift to the library by Saturday, December 8.
The first 500 ornaments featuring the original Louisa County High School that has recently been demolished have been sold and a second 500 have been commissioned. They are $15 each and available at the Fabric Hut and Gift Gallery in the town of Louisa and at Ye Olde Towne Flower Shoppe in the town of Mineral. They are also available by calling Irene Luck at (540) 894-0663 or Barbara Wilson at (540) 894-0139. The organization will also have volunteers at upcoming holiday events and open houses at both businesses to sell the ornaments, which will be in a limited supply.
At the organization’s October meeting, charter member Rev. Christine Thomasson was honored for her dedication and commitment to the group.
To read the entire story, see the Nov. 22 edition of The Central Virginian.