Rainy weather forced the event from its traditional location into the Georgetown fire hall, but the music and singing went on as it has for the past 31 years.
The 31st annual Caroling on The Circle in Georgetown could have been renamed Caroling in the Fire Hall. That’s where a festive crowd gathered to sing the songs of the season while avoiding the soggy weather outside.
In addition to singing and listening to music, those attending were encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to local food banks. Nearly 31,000 items were collected Monday night, surpassing the 28,000 items collected in 2013. That brings the total amount collected at the event since 1984 to more than 650,000.
“Even on a raw, rainy night, the community has come together to show its holiday spirit and tremendous generosity to help those who are less fortunate,” said Sussex County Administrator Dave Lawson.
The Caroling on The Circle food drive will continue through Dec. 31. Donations can be made at the County Administrative Offices Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.