Joy of giving an important part of Christmas

Published 12:07 pm Thursday, December 24, 2009

Presents and candy aside, the most rewarding aspect of the holiday season is the selflessness it produces.

Christmas reminds us that we should think about others before ourselves and do what it takes to make sure that all those among us—even the less fortunate—have something to be thankful for.

Several community members did just that this Christmas. Volunteers with the North Chilton Fire Department, employees of Regional Paramedical Services and Sheriff Kevin Davis and deputies came together to purchase food, gifts and clothing for a family of seven children in north Chilton County.

“We take for granted the needs of others in our community beyond the 911 emergency calls we respond to,” North Chilton Fire Chief Jason Scott said. “Sometimes the most simple acts of kindness provide the department members and families the greatest reward.”

On Christmas Eve, vehicles from each department were to deliver the gifts and a home-cooked Christmas feast for the family.

It’s good to know that the people of Chilton County still have the Christmas Spirit.