For the third year in a row, the Carrier Mills-Stonefort library is donating Christmas food boxes to five needy families in Carrier Mills.
“We’ve put in everything a family needs to prepare a Christmas meal,” said Beth Thomason, Head Librarian. “Each box has the whole thing, from the turkey to pumpkin pie for dessert.”
The library used some of the canned goods it had received in the Holiday Forgiven Fines Program as well as food donated by library patrons. Food was also purchased with cash donations from A-1 Maier’s Septic Inc. in Stonefort, as well as cash donations from library patrons and citizens.
The turkeys were purchased at cost from Borowiak's IGA in Marion and library staff as well as some of the younger library patrons filled and decorated the gift boxes. Thomason said that the library staff chose the five needy families who will receive the boxes and the gift boxes will be delivered on Monday.
“I just want to thank everyone who helped in any way with this program, this year and in previous years,” Thomason said. “It’s a very good thing to do for the community.”