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Legendary gift-givers provide joy at Christmas

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

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There have been many characters that have evolved from the legendary wandering gift-giver, St. Nicholas.

In Sweden, children receive their gifts on Christmas Eve from Jultomten, an elf with a long, white beard who wears a red cap. Like Santa Claus he rides in a sleigh pulled by a goat rather than reindeer.

Children in Scandinavia also believe Jultomten has other elves who help him make toys and who also spy on children to see if they've been good, or bad, and to get an idea what they want for Christmas.

There are children and senior citizens locally who are deserving of help this Christmas. In an effort to help them The Daily Dunklin Democrat is sponsoring "Share Your Christmas With An Angel."

The newspaper will feature information about these "Angels of Christmas,"--children and adults--which will allow community members to buy a special Christmas gift for those in need of help in making the holiday a joyous occasion.

Those who agree to adopt and "Angel" will receive the name, address and telephone number of the individual they're helping so they may make arrangements with that person, or person's family, to discover the needs and to deliver the Christmas gifts.

The names of the "Angels of Christmas" are provided to the Daily Dunklin Democrat by area schools, churches and nursing homes. The only way an individual can get on the "Share Your Christmas With An Angel" list is if they are referred to the Daily Dunklin Democrat by one of these organizations. Each individual placed on the list is screened and verified as having a legitimate need.

Persons to contact at the Daily Dunklin Democrat if you want to SPONSOR an Angel of Christmas on the "Share Your Christmas With An Angel" list include, Debbie Wright, Judy Holt, Jack Rollins, or Bud Hunt. The telephone number is 888-4505.

When the needs of an individual listed in the newspaper have been met, it will be indicated by being marked "adopted."

The following is a partial list of those who need someone to share Christmas:

*ADOPTED by Family Counseling Center, Angel No. 1 -- Submitted by South Elementary School at Kennett: 8-year-old boy, shoe size, 4.5; pant size, 8; shirt size, 10; Spiderman toys or shirt, Superman toys or shirt; cars. Note: No. 1 is a sibling to No. 2.
*ADOPTED by Family Counseling Center, Angel No. 2 -- Submitted by South Elementary School at Kennett: 3-year-old boy, shoe size, 10.5; clothes size, toddler, 4T; board games; Baby Alive; Picture frame. Note: No. 2 is a sibling to No. 1.
*Angel No. 3 -- Submitted by South Elementary School at Kennett: 11-year-old girl, shoe size, 6.5; pants, 12 girls; shirt, 12-14 girls; Household items needed: towel and washcloths, cooking utensils, toiletry items, food.
*Angel No. 4 -- Submitted by South Elementary School at Kennett: 9-year-old girl; clothes, dolls, toys. Note: No. 4 is a sibling to No. 5, No. 6, and No. 7.
*Angel No. 5 -- Submitted by South Elementary School at Kennett: 7-year-old girl; clothes, dolls, toys. Note: No. 5 is a sibling to No. 4, No. 6, and No. 7.
*Angel No. 6 -- Submitted by South Elementary School at Kennett: 4-year-old boy; clothes, dolls, toys. Note: No. 6 is a sibling to No. 4, No. 5, and No. 7.
*Angel No. 7 -- Submitted by South Elementary School at Kennett: 3-year-old boy; clothes, dolls, toys. Note: No. 7 is a sibling to No. 4, No. 5, and No. 6.
*Angel No. 8 -- Submitted by South Elementary School at Kennett: 6-year-old boy; pants size, 6-7; shirts, 7-8; shoes, 13; or household items for the family. Note: No. 8 is a sibling of No. 9.
*Angel No. 9 -- Submitted by South Elementary School at Kennett: 9-year-old girl; pants size, 9-10; shirts, 10-12; shoes, 13; or household items for the family. Note: No. 9 is a sibling of No. 8.
*Angel No. 10 -- Submitted by South Elementary School at Kennett: 9 year-old boy; pant size, 9 slim; shirt size, medium; shoe size, 3; and household items for household would be appreciated.
*ADOPTED by SEMO Health Network, Angel No. 11 -- Submitted by South Elementary School at Kennett: 9-year-old boy; pant size, 10; shoe size, 3.5 or 4; and household items. Angels 11,12,13, and 14 are siblings. They also have a teenage sibling not listed.
*ADOPTED by SEMO Health Network, Angel No. 12 -- Submitted by South Elementary School at Kennett: 7-year-old boy; pant size, 8; shoe size, 2.5 or 3; and household items. Angels 11,12,13, and 14 are siblings. They also have a teenage sibling not listed.
*ADOPTED by SEMO Health Network, Angel No. 13 -- Submitted by South Elementary School at Kennett: 6-year-old boy, pant size 7; shoe size, 1; and household items. Angels 11,12,13, and 14 are siblings. They also have a teenage sibling not listed.
*ADOPTED by SEMO Health Network, Angel No. 14 -- Submitted by South Elementary School at Kennett: 7-month-old boy; clothes, 8 months; and household items. Angels 11,12,13, and 14 are siblings. They also have a teenage sibling not listed.
*ADOPTED by SEMO Health Network, Angel No. 15 -- Submitted by South Elementary School at Kennett: 9-year-old girl; pant size, 9; shirt size, medium; shoe size, 7; and household items. Angels 15, 16, and 17 are siblings. They also have a teenage sibling not listed.
*ADOPTED by SEMO Health Network, Angel No. 16 -- Submitted by South Elementary School at Kennett: 10-year-old boy; pant size, 9; shirt size, large; shoe size, 8; and household items. Angels 15, 16, and 17 are siblings. They also have a teenage sibling not listed.
*ADOPTED by SEMO Health Network, Angel No. 17 -- Submitted by South Elementary School at Kennett: 11-year-old girl; pant size, 14; shirt size, large; shoe size, 8; and household items. Angels 15, 16, and 17 are siblings. They also have a teenage sibling not listed.
*Angel No. 18 -- Submitted by South Elementary School at Kennett: 11-year-old girl; no suggestions provided. Angels 18,19,21, and 21 are siblings. They also have four teenage siblings who are not listed.
*Angel No. 19 -- Submitted by South Elementary School at Kennett: 10-year-old boy; no suggestions provided. Angels 18,19,21, and 21 are siblings. They also have four teenage siblings who are not listed.
*Angel No. 20 -- Submitted by South Elementary School at Kennett: 9-year-old; no suggestions provided. Angels 18,19,21, and 21 are siblings. They also have four teenage siblings who are not listed.
*Angel No. 21 -- Submitted by South Elementary School at Kennett: 6-year-old girl; no suggestions provided. Angels 18,19,21, and 21 are siblings. They also have four teenage siblings who are not listed.
*ADOPTED Anonymously, Angel No. 22 -- Submitted by South Elementary School at Kennett: a boy. Angels 22,23, and 24 are siblings.
*ADOPTED Anonymously, Angel No. 23 -- Submitted by South Elementary School at Kennett: a boy. Angels 22,23, and 24 are siblings.
*ADOPTED Anonymously, Angel No. 24 -- Submitted by South Elementary School at Kennett: a boy. Angels 22,23, and 24 are siblings.



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