Residents at the Rocky Mountain Village received an early Christmas present from the Salvation Army last Sunday afternoon.
Major James Hägglund was at the village as part of the Salvation Army’s monthly Sunday service. While there, he presented residents with gifts.
“We deliver what we call a ‘Sunshine Bag’ to each of the residents. This year we have a calendar for everyone as well as reading material and a few other things,” said Hägglund. He added that in previous year’s each bag has also included an apple or orange but due to restrictions, this practice has ceased.
In addition to the gifts, Hägglund led residents in a sing-along of Christmas carols, told stories and ended service with a prayer.
“It brings joy to people and that’s what it’s about, especially near Christmas,” said Hägglund.