Photo: 20th Annual Hardwick Children’s Holiday Project

photo by Vanessa Fournier | Co-organizers of the 20th Annual Hardwick Children’s Holiday Project Lottie Allen (left) and Lee Ann Lee (right) stand with some of the variety of gifts bought with monetary donations and gifts donated from many businesses and individuals. This year’s holiday project was unlike any other year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Families gave their wish lists to the project organizers and a crew of four people filled the boxes. Each family came by appointment and picked up their box on the porch outside of Lottie and Perley Allen’s home in Hardwick. Seventy-eight families, which included 210 children, were gifted.