400 Stockings stuffed in 45 minutes for children in need

92-year-old organizer keeps tradition alive
Posted at 2:31 PM, Nov 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-23 15:39:38-05

Ann France has her assembly line down to a science at the Oak Crest retirement community.

The 92-year-old has been organizing the annual stocking stuffing party here for fourteen years.

"Every time I say 'I'm getting too old, I'm gonna stop,' they say no, no, no you can't," France said.

Tuesday morning, France and fifty volunteers stuffed four hundred stockings in forty five minutes. They'll be donated to the Salvation Army of Central Maryland's Angel Tree Program, and distributed to eleven and twelve year old children.

"When you fill a stocking, most people love to do babies and little kids," France said. "Eleven and twelve year olds get left out. So, that's where we fill in."

It's not just stuffing stockings either. France also helped raised five thousand dollars to buy the toys, clothes and other gifts.

"This is going to make Christmas for some children," France said. "They would get nothing if it weren't for the Salvation Army's gifts."

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