By John Strader
Distribution of Santa Council items started at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15 at Mineral Baptist Church. This year, the Santa Council helped 650 families who qualified for assistance. The council is made up of volunteers who pool resources all year round to provide toys, clothes, books and a holiday meal at Christmas time.
The Santa Council is still in need of donations. To make a tax-deductible donation, send your gift to: Santa Council, P O Box 392, Louisa, VA 23093.