New Berlin community unites for Spirit of Christmas

NEW BERLIN – The annual Spirt of Christmas Celebration in the Village of New Berlin aims to fill the hearts and sprits of area children again this year, despite the decline in the economy and return of cold weather to upstate New York. From 9 a.m. Until noon on Saturday, Dec. 21, families can join in on an event devised to make the holidays special for everyone.

“Often families in our rural area are struggling due to a variety of situations that arise during the winter,” said Father Chuck Taylor, rector of St. Andrew's, St. Matthew's and Emmanuel Episcopal Churches. “With the rising cost of heating fuel, groceries and the staples needed to survive, some people just don't have the means to give and celebrate the season, and we're here to do whatever we can to be sure that they can.”

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