Every year Taylorsville City employees find families and individuals that they can help personally for Christmas. This year employees were able to provide a nice Christmas for a Taylorsville family and several residents at the Golden Living Center retirement home.
After putting together a list of needs, the city Christmas tree was decorated with cards. Employees have the option to take a card and purchase a gift for someone in need.
Pat Kimbrough, executive assistant, was instrumental in putting together this program. "Our employees always come through," she said. "There was one card left on the tree and one of our employees took it, and collected funds so we could buy the father a nice pair of work boots."
Brandy Stephens, administrative assistant to the police chief, and one of the organizers, went with several Taylorsville police officers to drop off the gifts.
"When we dropped off the gifts to the family, the dad was so grateful," said Stephens. "It was great to be able to help them."
Mayor Russ Wall is proud of the employees who spend their personal funds and time to give back to residents in need. "We have great employees who are always willing to help someone at Christmas."