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Spirit of giving is alive and well

Spirit of giving is alive and well

December 24th, 2012 in News

Emily Scheulen, left, and Eula Schepers, right, knock on doors as they attempt to deliver Christmas gift bags to veterans last Friday at Heisinger Bluffs. American Legion Auxiliary volunteers spent the morning delivering packages they filled with scarves, gloves, socks, snacks, candy, and flags to 95 veterans in several area retirement homes.

"As the true spirit of Christmas is the spirit of giving - our time, talents and our treasures to others - it just makes good sense to give to those in our community who are in need, especially during this time of year," said Susan Vaughn, president of the Jefferson City-Cole County Democrat Club.

For as many as 15 years, the club has helped with money, groceries and gifts for the Cole County Public Administrator's clients with families.

"Club members are happy to do it - to help those in need," Vaughn said.

Public Administrator Marilyn Schmutzler manages about 226 client cases.

Of those, a few are families that benefit from the Democrat Club's giving.