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Group’s goal is no empty stockings

Annual effort dates to World War II

Gail Veitch, left, and Danette Bishop of the Saratoga County Children's Committee's Empty Stocking Project, prepare items for children this holiday season.
Gail Veitch, left, and Danette Bishop of the Saratoga County Children's Committee's Empty Stocking Project, prepare items for children this holiday season.
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So much for the idea that just one jolly old elf shows up with all the Christmas presents. In Saratoga County alone there are hundreds of them. They refer to themselves as “friends,” not elves, but they do the same job: provide Christmas gifts for kids. The effort is not North Pole-based, instead taking place much closer to home. Orchestrated by the 38-member Saratoga County Children’s Committee, the Empty Stocking Project enlists the help of ...

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