I would just like to recognize and commend the students, staff, churches and residents of our Canton Local community that were willing to give of their time, efforts and money so some of our other residents of Canton Local could have a Merrier Christmas. Many families benefited from ALL of you kind people and I would like to say Thank You to each and everyone.
I have been a Canton Local resident my whole life and now work in Canton Local so I see the dire needs of some of our kids and families. Our good blue collar jobs are long gone so our needs continue to grow and our community has STEPPED up time and time again to help. You can say what you want to say about our people in our community, we may not be as rich as some of our other communities but we REALLY are rich because we have people who REALLY do care for one another. When our families are in need of help, other families step right up and help. Some examples: at our school, the students in the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade had a "simple" penny war and raised almost $1900 for the other kids in our community. The schools and churches in our community worked together to host a "Christmas Mart" to help those in need. MANY of our churches have food banks for food and they even started one here at Faircrest. Our schools adopted a lot of families for the "Adopt A Family" project again, to help our other families in need. No one HAD to do this ...they did it because they REALLY do CARE about others. I could go on and on about our our caring community. I see it, I feel it and I like it!
Again, Thanks to ALL of those out there that have done ALL of these good deeds. I am sure there are many people that had a better Christmas because of YOU,...... OUR Canton Local Community!!!