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  • FRIDAY, NOV. 28, 2014

    Volunteers eager to serve

    Long before holiday décor and trendy toys fill store aisles, Christmas Bureau organizers are busy as elves. They’ve made lists and checked them twice, bought toys and books, organized volunteers …

  • MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2012

    Christmas Bureau volunteers say they’re uplifted by helping

    In 2001, Christy Folkins saw an ad in the paper recruiting volunteers for the Christmas Bureau. She remembered reading about the bureau as a child and getting engrossed in stories …

  • SUNDAY, DEC. 12, 2010

    Volunteers, mostly retirees, relish returning to Christmas Bureau

    They give, and they get. Most of them retirees, the hundreds of volunteers at the Christmas Bureau give their time, and they give the benefit of their experience. They are …

  • SUNDAY, DEC. 5, 2010

    Christmas Bureau coordinator makes pieces fit

    When the Christmas Bureau’s myriad moving parts begin to fall into place each year – the toys find their places on shelves, the coffee’s brewing – people like to say …



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