A Beautiful Christmas Poem

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Holiday Greeting

I heard you say on Christmas Day
“Joy! Peace to one and all!”
And round the tree you danced with glee
Till from your hair did fall

A ribbon of the deepest red –
A Christmas red, we both averred –
And so we plucked it from the snow
And gave it to a passing bird.

“Oh thank you!  Thank you!” she replied;
“A garland for my nest,
To say today’s a special day –
One different from the rest.”

Away she flew, the crimson trim
Rippling ’round her feet;
And wove it so that all could see
Her décor from the street.

A very Merry Christmas to
All birds with snowy berth
Whose voices ring in caroling
Of peace to men on Earth!

~ Barbara Vance

Holiday Assistance

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This month, local non-profits, charities and community organizations are carrying out holiday fundraisers and donation drives that will help residence and families throughout Bruce and Grey County. The GB Southwest Health Line has put together a list of agencies that provide support during the holiday season. Information about ways you can help make the holidays special for those in need can be found at holiday giving.  Information about local organizations that provide food and gift baskets to those in need can be found at holiday help.