Annual caroling event nets big donations

Singers get into the holiday spirit while helping the less fortunate in Georgetown.

More than 600 carolers donated food for as part of the 28th annual Caroling on The Circle.  The contributions along with collections by county employees, school groups and businesses total nearly 25,000 items, already surpassing last year’s total.  The collection drive will continue through the end of the month, so that number is expected to rise.

“There’s no doubt that times are tough right now for many families right here in Sussex County,” says County Administrator-appointee Todd F. Lawson.   “Every can of vegetables, every box of macaroni, every dollar raised through Caroling on The Circle means one more meal for a less fortunate neighbor here in Sussex County. That’s a success.”

Additional donations of canned goods and non-perishable food can be dropped off at the County’s Administrative Offices building on The Circle or the West Complex offices on U.S. 113, both in Georgetown.  Donations will be accepted between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  The food will then be distributed to about a dozen food pantries, shelters and church groups to hand out throughout Sussex County.

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