From M. Louanne Noel at Boyce Ditto Public Library in Mineral Wells.
I thought you all might be interested in our gift-making and Santa Claus visit this last week. As we are a small community that lacks for a lot of thriving business identity, our citizens are often under-employed or unemployed and Christmas is always a hardship. We try to offset the expense by helping with home-made items that will be well-used and well-loved. We tend to make very big of Christmas as this is a very traditional and religious community so there was plenty of spirit in the air.