The phrase, “Craig County takes care of their own” has become common, but more importantly, is true.
Several groups have joined together this year to make sure that no child or family that they have discovered is left out at Christmas.
The Craig Botetourt Electric Company also joined in the effort as a sponsor and supporter of this Christmas project.
They event got to play Santa and shop for some very special children.
“It’s moments like these that we truly get to see the magic of the holidays,” they said.
Several families and children did not have the means to buy presents or have a special Christmas dinner, so Craig County citizens went to work to solve that problem.
“When you put the word out that you have people in need in your area, and your community shows up with an outpouring of love and generosity,” CBEC shared.
They were elated and sent out many thanks “to our amazing Craig County community for bringing the Christmas spirit to so many in need this holiday season.”
They added, “Because of you all, almost 50 families are going to be able to not only provide toys to their children, but they’re also going to be able to enjoy a delicious holiday meal.”
They added, “A special thank you to Tickle Oil & Propane Inc., who literally showed up with a U-Haul filled with food, including hams, turkeys, and so much more! Not only that, but they also dropped off some beautifully handmade toy chests for some very lucky kiddos!”
They sent thanks out to the Craig County Public Schools, Craig County Department of Social Services, United Way of Roanoke Valley, United for ALICE and Feeding Southwest Virginia for the generous donations of goods.
“We thank you for all the time it took to plan and organize such a large donation and giving event!” they said.
Adding, “So, to everyone who contributed, a heartfelt thank you. Your generosity and community spirit are what makes Craig County such a special place to live. You have truly embodied the Christmas spirit, and for that, we are eternally grateful. Here’s to another year of love, generosity, and community spirit!”