Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

December 19, 2013

Making Christmas bright


CROSSVILLE — Santa and his elves got a helping hand this weekend from Cumberland County as a steady supply of helpers arrived at the Christmas on the Mountain wrapping party. Alyssa Creech and Sara Davis were among a large contingent from Wyndam Resorts giving of their time last weekend. Christmas on the Mountain is a nonprofit organization which collects presents for children who are in need and might otherwise have no Christmas presents to open. Julie Vaden, program coordinator, said the program will assist 535 children this year. She thanked the community for their willingness to participate and give. When a call went out that there was still substantial need this year, it was only a few days before the collection barrels were overflowing, she said.