Monette American Legion Post has been providing Christmas food boxes for select families since 1945 and it has become a valuable community tradition.
(Town Crier photo/Nan Snider)
"So many people help us with this project. Our American Legion members contribute, Buffalo Island Central junior and senior high schools contribute canned goods, Frito-Lay donates chips, and individuals make donations."
"Christmas is all about giving and showing people their needs have not gone unnoticed," Rolland said. "We plan to keep this tradition going for years to come. We try to consider all ages of people, from senior citizens to children. We had a Santa party here on Saturday also, and children have a chance to visit with Santa. He gave all children a bag of candy when they left."