The holiday season is all about giving. Wether you give a lot or a little, it is up to ones own discretion. However, some local business leaders are hoping that you will give what you could this holiday season to help feed those less fortunate. Pictured above from left to right are Main Street merchants Georgette Guccione & Stephanie Goessinger Bostic of Tummy to Teenz Consignment, Julia Sloan of Brazen Betties, and Lucille Kelsey of LA Consignment. These local business leaders, as well as Ericka of Ericka’s Coffee House & Eatery on Elm Street, and Tanya Dowd of Lily & Vine Florist on Migeon Avenue, are hosting their second annual food drive to help benefit local food banks. Drop boxes are located at each of these businesses and you are encouraged to bring what you could to help your neighbors who otherwise might go without, which no one should during the holidays, or anytime of year for that matter. It is increasingly important to remember our neighbors.
These local business leaders had a great deal of success during the holidays last year, and they are hoping for an even greater deal of success this holiday season. The important thing to realize here is that one person can make a difference. Even if it’s just one can of food, that one can of food can really add up once you think of everyone else who will come along to donate one can. As a member of the Torrington community, I too will be doing my part to help those less fortunate during the holidays, because in the end, it’s not about what we received for the holidays, it’s how we gave back.
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