By Carol McCracken (Post # 351)
For the 37th consecutive year, Marie Trott and her family will be hosting their Christmas Party for children between the ages of six months to eight years old. This traditon is held in the basement of the Root Cellar at 94 Washington Avenue; Saturday, December 19 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. It will happen with support from the community – that is!
About 100 children are expected to attend this year which is the largest number ever. Domino supplies pizza, pepsi is supplied with hot dogs and potato chips as well by others. Each child receives a new toy given to him by Santa Claus when he arrives toward the end of the party.
However, this year Trott and her family are finding it much more difficult to raise the cash needed to rent the Root Cellar basement and to come up with new toys needed to be certain that each child receives a gift of comparable value. If you are in a position to help the Trott family with either new toys or cash, please get in touch with Marie at 772-8799 or drop off a gift at her home at 27 Merrill Street on the Hill.
“We will do this somehow, I’m not just sure how right now,” said a determined Marie Trott early last night. She’s the founder of the Munjoy Hill Mother’s Club. “This is the hardest its ever been,” she added.