Christmas helpers abound

Evidence Mapleton is a caring community is never easier to find than during the holiday season.

A lengthy list of local organizations offering to make the Christmas season brighter for others include:

– the Drayton and Community Food Bank is now accepting Christmas donations. Donations can be dropped off at the Drayton Food Market, Drayton Reformed Church, RBC branches in Drayton and Moorefield or call the food bank at 519-504-2346. Anyone who needs a hamper or knows someone who could use a hamper is encouraged to call the same number;

– the Drayton Kinette Club is conducting its second annual toy drive. To help out bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Drayton or Moorefield parade. Or drop them off at Dobben’s Hardware, Marspan Home Hardware, Moorefield Dinner or Fear’s Bibs ‘n’ Cribs until Dec. 17;

– a community Christmas dinner for widows and widowers is planned for Dec. 9 at 12:30pm at the Drayton Reformed Church. Anyone who would like to attend or wants more information can call Ann Kabbes 519-848-3206 or Nancy Koobs 343-5372.