Christmas traditions and celebrating the New Year gives us something to look forward to in the dreary winter months.
Spending time with family and seeing the look on my grandchildren’s faces while they open their presents is among the greatest gifts I receive on Christmas. Even though I love to spoil my grandkids, I feel like we have gotten so far away from the true meaning of the season. Instead of purchasing the latest high-tech gadget or hip toy, we should be spreading goodwill and cheer to those who are in need.
From Winslow to Reo, there are plenty of families in our communities that need help in the bitter-cold winter months. Food pantries provide hot meals to visitors, and they accept donations and need volunteers. A list of the food pantries in our area can be found by visiting www.foodpantries.org/st/indiana.
Local churches and organizations will also accept donations of your time, food and warm clothing as the temperatures continue to drop. I encourage you to consider volunteering or donating to a food pantry in our area. A list of our local charities and helpful organizations can be found at by going to www.charity-charities.org and click on the charities tab at the top of the page.
Some of you might not being staying in the area as you travel to visit family and friends. Be sure to check the weather forecast before leaving. Be prepared for any type of weather condition you may encounter on the way to your destination. Have a first-aid kit, shovel, blanket and flashlight just in case and take it slow and be alert to get there safely. For more tips, visit www.in.gov/indot, click on the safety tab on the left side of the webpage, then scroll down to “winter driving safety tips.”
As always, please contact me with questions or input at 317-232-9833 or by email at email@example.com. I appreciate hearing from you in order to better represent our district.
Have a safe and wonderful Christmas, and I hope your New Year is filled with good health, laughter and love!
State Rep. Ron Bacon (R-Chandler) represents House District 75,
which includes portions of Warrick, Pike and Spencer counties.
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