Six hundred and fifty Manatee Elementary School children were given hand-made Christmas stockings made by several ladies from the Verona Walk community. Members of Marco Lutheran Church assisted in stocking distribution on December 8th.
The stockings were filled with toys, hygiene products, crafts, candy and, most importantly, a book telling the true meaning of Christmas, that every person should feel he or she is loved.
“This is a good example of community and church coming together for Christmas,” said Woody Voelker, chair of Marco Lutheran Church Outreach Committee. All items were purchased through donations made by local residents, merchants, and members of Marco Lutheran Church.
Gus and Myrna Schindel, Verona Walk residents and members of Marco Lutheran Church, display examples of stockings given to Manatee Elementary School.