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Christmas on Cape Ann

Christmas on Cape Ann

In Gloucester on Christmas morning, there was a near blizzard. The snow was blinding and the driving was treacherous. Our own Kristine Saltonstall (office staff) had volunteered to help American Legion Post #3 deliver Christmas meals to 480 people at homes all over the North Shore.

Dozens of volunteers did not let the blizzard get in the way.

Volunteers bundled up, used 4-wheel drive and braved the worst kind of driving to deliver the meals. Mark Nestor, Post Commander of American Legion Post #3 said, “On a day that could have turned out to be a disaster, the volunteers rallied.” Kristine likened the scene to that of Santa’s workshop. Dozens of people lined up with styrofoam containers and went down the assembly line filling it with food for the home deliveries.

Kristin and her husband used their 4-wheel drive vehicle and delivered meals to Beverly (15 miles away). “At one point, I had to get off at the Essex exit to clean off my wipers. It was a blinding drive to Beverly,” she said.

Thanks to all who demonstrated the wonderful spirit of the season.

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