Merry Christmas!

As the above editorial indicates, Caring and Sharing has done many good things for needy residents of Fayette County. But it’s not alone.

Many other acts of charity and many holiday activities have been performed by other local groups.

It’s a characteristic of our community that we’ve grown to expect. The people of Vandalia – and all of Fayette County, for that matter – are a very giving lot. It’s one quality that makes this a special place to live.

This week, as we prepare to celebrate Christmas, we are reminded of the importance of that giving spirit.

We’re reminded, too, of the real ‘reason for the season’ – the gift of the Christ child. As we celebrate Jesus’ birth, it’s our hope that the good news of his coming brings the hope, joy and peace we sing of in the Christmas carols. Merry Christmas!

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