A Rotary Village Christmas

Published 4:38 pm Wednesday, January 2, 2008

By By Adrienne McKenzie
Santa Clause was not the only one making rounds in Atmore on Christmas Eve as Kelley’s Ambulance and Whistle Stop Grill employees helped make the holiday a special time for the elderly.
According to DeeDra Kelley, Whistle Stop Grill was responsible for making dinners for many elderly residents in Atmore that were delivered door-to-door on Christmas Eve.
Kelley said the gift bags consisted of different items including razors, shaving cream, hand lotions, hand towels, coffee mugs and peppermints. Toothpaste was also donated by Dr. Steve Shirley’s office.
Also, Kelley and her daughter Chasity, sat on the rooftop of Fred’s at the beginning of December to collect toys and monetary donations for children and some of the money collected at that event went toward the gift bags as well.
Kelley said delivering the items to different elderly residents was a joy to her.
Those who have the spare time should make an effort to stop by the elderly, Kelley said.
Both ambulances at Kelley’s Ambulance were filled with the goodies, Kelley said.
Those who helped distribute at Rotary Village included Joey Kelley, DeeDra Kelley, Jennifer Stanley, Amos, Garrett, Diane Smith, Wayne Johnson, Wanda Smith, Cody Mooney, Adam Kelley, Susan Odom, Karen Eiland and Stephen Johnson.

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