by Lisa Tome
Tracy and Jeff Holter are already in the holiday spirit.
Jeff, who works as the code enforcement officer for the Town of Elkton, and Tracy, who works in administration for Elkton Police Department, are planning to help with both of the town's giving efforts.
There are boxes set up in town hall where Elkton is collecting for two efforts.
New, unwrapped toys are being collected for the annual Toys for Tots, Cecil County. Those in need of toys may call 410-658-1556 or go to www.toysfortots.org.
The second drive is designed to fill the food pantry at the Help Center. Non-perishable foods may be dropped at town hall.
The Holters will support both these drives and explained why.
"There are a lot of people who don't have a good holiday without the support of the community," said Jeff Holter.
"We always bring in food for the less fortunate," said Tracy.
"We go to the commissary and stock up," said Jeff.
"I love kids. My granddaughter has so much. We want to help others, Tracy said.
In addition to the holiday drives, Town of Elkton staffers help various causes year round. Twice a month, those who work for the town can donate $5 each and participate in a casual dress day. The proceeds from those events are then donated to the selected cause.