Bolton Health Committee reaches out
At the annual Christmas party meeting of the Bolton Book Club on Dec. 5, the members collected $185 to donate to the Bolton Health Committee for the purchase of books for distribution at Christmas to the children.
The book club has supported the Health Committee’s work for many years and their donation is greatly appreciated — as is the work of the committee, which boosts the lives of dozens of area families annually.
The Bolton Health Committee received a major donation this year from Chrissy’s Fund - a not-for-profit organization created by Mark and Linda Perry in remembrance of Mark’s daughter who died in an vehicle accident many years ago. The annual Chrissy’s Chairs fundraiser, sponsored by the same organization, is well-known in the area. Mark and Linda donate to many local groups and individuals during time of need.
This donation to the Health Committee is to be used to fund a new project of the group. Household boxes of useful items will be distributed to each family this year, along with gift certificates for food, and clothing and toys for the children. Recipients will be getting laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, soap, napkins, dish detergent, and various other cleaning products. This major contribution was warmly welcomed by the Health Committee.
Help with heating bills available
Again this year, the Bolton Landing Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the “Heat Our Neighbor” program. Thanks to the generosity of the community and the Chamber members this program has been a success annually since 2005.
This year the program was kicked off at Frederick’s Restaurant during the Chamber’s Christmas dinner on Dec. 10. Those interested in donating or are a Bolton resident in need of assistance, call Elaine at 644-3831.
Holiday caroling in Bolton
All area residents and visitors are invited to participate in community caroling, set for 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday Dec. 15.
In this heartfelt tradition in town, carolers of all ages visit those residents who are home-bound and elderly.
All are welcome to join in, as no special vocal talent is required. A bus will take carolers throughout Bolton to sing Christmas carols. Meet at the town hall to join the fun. Call Linda Perry at 644-3020 or Hal Heusner at 668-9693 for details.