Santa Fund deliveries made some Christmases more delightful

Oh the weather outside was frightful, but the Santa Fund deliveries that persisted on Friday despite the rain, wind and icy surfaces surely made some Christmases more delightful.

The annual charitable outreach was scheduled weeks ago for a Dec. 23rd door-to-door delivery, and that’s the date it happened as volunteers ventured out through rain and wind to St. Johnsbury and surrounding communities to deliver toys and food to less fortunate neighbors.

Organized by the St. Johnsbury Fire Department, donations of money and toys were collected to satisfy the number of people who registered for assistance. Families in six communities benefit from the Santa Fund: Barnet, Concord, Danville, Kirby, Lyndonville and St. Johnsbury. Firefighters in those towns make their local deliveries, except for Kirby, which is covered by St. Johnsbury.

about 400 registrations were received this year, and the number of donated toys was higher.