Stockings, candy canes hung with care for Craig folks in need
CRAIG — Christmas can be a difficult time for people without family or those facing financial hardship.
Craig folk, however, have a special way of helping others, such as the little wooden Christmas tree that once again sits at the home of Karen Jewett at 439 W. Sixth St., where red and white stockings plump with goodies are hung.
A simple flyer reads: “The elves have been busy stuffing stockings for the young boys and girls. Hoping if you need one you will take one, Merry Christmas.”
Another resident has hung candy canes on her chain link fence. “Merry Christmas and a very blessed Happy New Year to you and your family,” wrote Cherratina Pankey, who lives at 2271 Jeffcoat Drive, adding, “stop by and get yourself a candy cane.”
As residents prepare to make merry, many are also thinking of others. The holidays are not happy for everyone and can be a difficult time for some.
If you or anyone you know is struggling during this time, there is help. Call the local Crisis Hotline 24/7 at 888-207-4004. If texting is more comfortable, use the 24/7 text line by sending TALK to 38255.
Contact Sasha Nelson at 970-875-1794 or snelson@CraigDailyPress.com.
So much for the models that predicted a cool, wet summer for us here in western Colorado — at least I think it’s hot this July. Ranchers are probably relieved that it’s been a good haying season, and after the cool spring, it’s nice to have a “normal” summer, but it is indeed hot.