A portion of Elkton's town hall currently resembles Santa's workshop.
The town's parks and recreation department once again adopted a needy family from local schools for Christmas. The Office of the State's Attorney serves as the facilitator and drop location.
According to Cheyne Hudson, recreation coordinator for the Town of Elkton, the town adopted a family of four - a single mom and three children, all girls ages five, seven, and eight. A giving tree was installed where employees and visitors could pick a tag from the tree, buy the gift, and return it by the deadline, December 12
"Anyone can contribute but most are town employees," said Hudson. She said that this is the second year the town has participated in this community helping. They did it last year and it worked so well that they decided to do it again. "We have so many employees. Who doesn't need help at Christmas at some point? We get good participation," she said.
The Town of Elkton's administration area is also a donation drop off for Toys for Tots. Drop new unwrapped toys by the end of the week.
Toys for Tots still need volunteers. To help online go to Toys for Tots Cecil County. Help is needed transporating toys, in the warehouse, help with meals and more.