Calvert Residents Spreading Christmas Cheer

Christmas came early in the Robertson County town of Calvert Tuesday.

Volunteers were going door to door to make sure it's a bright Christmas for families that need a little extra help.

"Merry Christmas Y'all!," exclaimed Calvert Police Chief Nancy Juvrud.

Christmas joy is filling the air in Calvert with Santa Claus coming early to town to pay kids like Coco Grimes and other families a visit.

"It looks like a horse," said Coco Grimes, a 4-year-old girl explaining her new toy.

Christmas came early for 9-year-old Davien Flentroy too.

"I think it's great," he said.

This is the first year for the Gifting Tree of Love in Calvert as community members come around and spread Christmas cheer. Now all this came together after only three weeks of planning.

Bill Lartigue is one of the co-founders of the event which included help from Calvert ISD, Franklin Nursing Home, the Calvert Senior Center and city leaders too.

"There are a lot of towns around the area that are doing things for kids and there's a gap here in Calvert so we wanted to come up with something for the kids of Calvert and the Gifting Tree of Love is that brain child," he said.

"We're delivering presents to all the families Santa might skip this Christmas for one reason or another. We've got Santa Claus, we've got helpers, we've got community members and we're all gonna go out we'll have a little parade. Make sure everybody knows we're here," said Chief Nancy Juvrud, of the Calvert Police Department.

"Oh I was amazed," said 9-year-old Corderrius Gilmore, after receiving a gift.

It's a gift they hope to give not once a year but plan to help with needs throughout the year.

"Absolutely this is what it's all about, making sure everybody has a good holiday," said Chief Juvrud.

A good holiday from some good people in Robertson County.

In all the group helped 125 kids in Calvert Tuesday.

Organizers hope to make this an annual Christmas tradition.


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