The Spirit of Christmas
Every year the excitement of the holidays rolls around and we get excited about being with family, friends, and exchanging gifts. For some families the holidays don’t bring joy, it can bring despair to families who may not have the means to give their children gifts from Santa. It could be that the sole bread winner in the family has recently lost a job, or maybe poor health has kept them from working. Maybe its a young single mom who’s working for minimum wage. Whatever the case maybe it’s also the time of year that many open their hearts as well as their wallets to help give back to those less fortunate. Groups and organizations work together within the community to help those in need. We are blessed locally to have the Santa Bus, started over 47 years ago by Bobby Morrison. Bobby passed away earlier this year, but his wife Ann “Snookie” Morrison has insured that the Santa Bus lives on, with a team of volunteers the Santa bus was once again filled with toys to be handed out to the less fortunate. Today is Christmas Eve…The Santa bus is on the road this morning. Bless those volunteers and bless Ann “Snookie” Morrison for carrying on this amazing gift to those less fortunate in LaRue County.
For those of you who participated in my toy collection for pictures with Santa, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. For everyone who dropped off gently used toys and bikes, or dontated money to the volunteers to help get more toys for this years Santa bus bless you all and Merry Christmas. Operation Santa bus along with Santa and a whole line of cars just made its way past my studio on its way to the first stop. There were over 12 cars heading out towards Magnolia Fire Dept, for the first stop today. By the end of the day this bus filled with toys will have been emptied and given to children and families in need. I cried as I watched the bus pass this morning. It was so moving to see the spirit of Christmas alive and well. After all it’s a season of giving, it makes me proud to call LaRue County home.
Merry Christmas Everyone
During Lunch with my husband we were honored to see Ann “Snookie” Morrison and all the Santa Bus Volunteers at Lee’s taking a short break for lunch.