Christmas spirit is alive and well

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The stockings are stuffed, the children are nestled, the lists are checked and Christmas is finally here.

The Flamborough Review takes this opportunity to offer residents our heartfelt wish for a happy and safe celebration shared with family and friends.

We would especially like to offer our deepest thanks to all who generously contributed their time, resources and cash to various organizations in the community in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

Despite ever-rising demands on our budgets, including increased gas, energy and property taxes, Flamborough families always come through for those in need, supporting food drives, coat drives and projects for those who need it most.

Each year we wonder if residents might be growing weary of being asked to help the less fortunate and, every year, residents rise to the challenge and demonstrate to us that the level of caring in this town virtually has no limit.

We would also like to extend a holiday greeting to the many agencies and organizations that help those in their time of need. We hope the spirit of the season has resulted in an abundance of donations to help keep these vital services operating through the holidays and well into 2006.

We would be remiss not to mention that some agencies such as local food banks and the Salvation Army, find this time of year a particular challenge because much of their donor base is caught up in the excitement of the holidays. It's not easy to ask others to give, just a little more, but these agencies don't take the easy road. They know that there are too many who depend on them. We all should remember that the homeless, the hungry and others who are struggling just to survive another day don't get a holiday from their personal plight.

To all the emergency services personnel - including paramedics, firefighters, police officers and hospital staff - who are at the ready should any of us require their assistance, we hope the holidays remain as uneventful as possible.

Once again, to all our readers, we offer our warmest wishes for the holidays.

Christmas spirit is alive and well

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The stockings are stuffed, the children are nestled, the lists are checked and Christmas is finally here.

The Flamborough Review takes this opportunity to offer residents our heartfelt wish for a happy and safe celebration shared with family and friends.

We would especially like to offer our deepest thanks to all who generously contributed their time, resources and cash to various organizations in the community in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

Despite ever-rising demands on our budgets, including increased gas, energy and property taxes, Flamborough families always come through for those in need, supporting food drives, coat drives and projects for those who need it most.

Each year we wonder if residents might be growing weary of being asked to help the less fortunate and, every year, residents rise to the challenge and demonstrate to us that the level of caring in this town virtually has no limit.

We would also like to extend a holiday greeting to the many agencies and organizations that help those in their time of need. We hope the spirit of the season has resulted in an abundance of donations to help keep these vital services operating through the holidays and well into 2006.

We would be remiss not to mention that some agencies such as local food banks and the Salvation Army, find this time of year a particular challenge because much of their donor base is caught up in the excitement of the holidays. It's not easy to ask others to give, just a little more, but these agencies don't take the easy road. They know that there are too many who depend on them. We all should remember that the homeless, the hungry and others who are struggling just to survive another day don't get a holiday from their personal plight.

To all the emergency services personnel - including paramedics, firefighters, police officers and hospital staff - who are at the ready should any of us require their assistance, we hope the holidays remain as uneventful as possible.

Once again, to all our readers, we offer our warmest wishes for the holidays.

Christmas spirit is alive and well

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The stockings are stuffed, the children are nestled, the lists are checked and Christmas is finally here.

The Flamborough Review takes this opportunity to offer residents our heartfelt wish for a happy and safe celebration shared with family and friends.

We would especially like to offer our deepest thanks to all who generously contributed their time, resources and cash to various organizations in the community in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

Despite ever-rising demands on our budgets, including increased gas, energy and property taxes, Flamborough families always come through for those in need, supporting food drives, coat drives and projects for those who need it most.

Each year we wonder if residents might be growing weary of being asked to help the less fortunate and, every year, residents rise to the challenge and demonstrate to us that the level of caring in this town virtually has no limit.

We would also like to extend a holiday greeting to the many agencies and organizations that help those in their time of need. We hope the spirit of the season has resulted in an abundance of donations to help keep these vital services operating through the holidays and well into 2006.

We would be remiss not to mention that some agencies such as local food banks and the Salvation Army, find this time of year a particular challenge because much of their donor base is caught up in the excitement of the holidays. It's not easy to ask others to give, just a little more, but these agencies don't take the easy road. They know that there are too many who depend on them. We all should remember that the homeless, the hungry and others who are struggling just to survive another day don't get a holiday from their personal plight.

To all the emergency services personnel - including paramedics, firefighters, police officers and hospital staff - who are at the ready should any of us require their assistance, we hope the holidays remain as uneventful as possible.

Once again, to all our readers, we offer our warmest wishes for the holidays.