Community Volunteers Help Donate Holiday Cheer Bags

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Volunteers who coordinated and distributed holiday cheer bags were (left to right) Ken and Janney Johnston, Meg Burmeister, NEKCOA executive director, and Patty Eldred, Paula Lawrence, and Julia Melanson of Paul Davis Restoration of Hardwick.

ST. JOHNSBURY – The NEK Council on Aging (NEKCOA) distributed 58 holiday cheer bags filled with presents for clients through the generosity of several community organizations led by Paul Davis Restoration of Hardwick. For the past eight years, the staff at Paul Davis Restoration has coordinated the acquisition of the gifts, wrapped them, and bundled up the holiday cheer bags. The bags are distributed with the help of NEKCOA staff and volunteers.
“This community-led event is a wonderful example of neighbors caring for neighbors,” said Meg Burmeister, executive director of the NEKCOA. “Through efforts led by Paul Davis Restoration, businesses and community members contribute to bring a caring smile to elders in our community! We are so very thankful to help in the distribution of such generosity to homes in our communities. I especially wish to thank Ken and Janney Johnston who are instrumental in delivering the holiday bags through our home-delivered meals network.”