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Program continues to grow
Jacie Hayes, 11, tries to carefully place her cookie down along with Alex Harkenrider, 11, behind, as they volunteer to help decorate Christmas cookies for the Monroe Woman's Club Christmas Stocking Fund Thursday. Their efforts, along with those of numerous other volunteers and local businesses, help provide for children and families in need during the holiday season. (Times photo: Anthony Wahl)
MONROE - The Christmas Stocking program is one of Monroe's most successful, long-lived, community projects. In the beginning, people were unfamiliar with the program and its mission, so the Monroe Woman's Club turned primarily to the community's businesses for donations to support the Christmas Stocking Fund. Businesses are still a cornerstone of the program's support network.