Dear Editor,

Merry Christmas to everyone that is reading this note or is talking to anyone they know about this note. It has been my pleasure and joy to be a part of the holidays of 2018.

Some great things have happened — I was elected chairman of the Call-A-Ride committee, received a grant from the Valley View Foundation and a $1,000 check from Blake Shelton’s mom to help keep Call-A-Ride going. I was asked to be the parade Marshall of the Pat Taylor Memorial Parade of Lights and I got to work at Wintersmith Park’s beautiful show of lights.

I would like to ask each of you to share your Christmas joy with me by thinking about giving a gift to Call-A-Ride in place of spending money for a gift that is just a gift for the joy of opening it. Give a gift of the money you would spend on a pair of socks or a new tie or a new car or computer to Call-A-Ride and just send them a note saying what you have done in their name. Doesn’t that sound like what we keep saying Christmas should be about? Maybe your Sunday school class would like to participate? Maybe your civic club? Maybe YOU?

Thank you for taking the time to read and think about what being a good, caring person is all about — maybe a gift that keeps on giving. Like helping someone you don’t even know get to the doctor’s office, get to the grocery store, get to work or eat a meal, or even get to go visit a friend across town from where they live.

I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Billie Jean Floyd, Ada