The Community Assistance Collaboration, with full funding again this year from Brian Anderson, has had the pleasure of putting together gift bags for every Shirley senior citizen over age 80.

This has become a wonderful, fun holiday project involving many cross-sections of the community.

Special thanks to Susan Noll's Extended Day Program, Elaine Nogueiras' Art Enrichment Class, Jennifer Kane's Silver Bellas and Amy McDougall's Girl Scout Juniors, Troop 73497, for decorating the Holiday Gift Bags.

We would also like to acknowledge and thank the Shirley Boy Scouts and all of the volunteers and students who took time out of their busy schedules to deliver the gift bags to seniors in their neighborhoods.

We hope the recipients of this token accept our appreciation for their contributions to our community and find the contents helpful.