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The holiday season

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Posted: December 22, 2011 - 5:34pm

The most wonderful time of the year:

Some snow was on the ground — nearly all of it has melted — gifts have been purchased, decorations are up, and kids seem to get more and more excited with each passing day. The holiday season is one of my favorite times of the year and I’m certainly not alone. It’s not hard to understand why. The joy and giving nature of our community, especially at this time of year, warms the heart and makes the winter chill melt away.

I always notice something remarkable at this time of year. Even with our own struggles, generosity and good will towards those who have even less remains strong. It is clear that people in our area understand by sharing with others, all of our burdens are eased.

Thank you to all who continue to give so much and demonstrate daily the true meaning of this special season. I hope you and your family have a safe and happy holiday. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

Representative John Ward

District 12A

DFL-Brainerd