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Christmas Stocking Fund gets critical guidance from program leaders
Marilyn Pfarr and Pam Drafall get toys ready for the Christmas Stocking Fund's toy drive at the Behring Senior Center Wednesday. Pfarr has been volunteering with the stocking fund for about 10 years. To order this photo, click here. (Times photos: Marissa Weiher)
MONROE - As a part of the annual season of giving, members of the Monroe Woman's Club have worked for hours each day coordinating shoppers, donations and families to spread holiday cheer to hundreds of people in Monroe. But although the Club's Christmas Stocking Fund program enlists scores of volunteers, it survives thanks to the program's leaders, some of whom have worked for Christmas Stocking for almost 30 years. "We all know what each other does and what we all need to do," said Mary Deininger, family coordinator and de facto leader of the Christmas Stocking.