Volunteers pack up Christmas spirit for others

Thomas Garcia

The giving nature of the staff at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital, Comcast and K-Bobs provided a complete holiday meal and toys for 14 Tucumcari families.

The staff prepared 14 boxes filled with everything one might need for a complete holiday meal, including the turkey, mashed potatoes and even pumpkin pie mix.

“These boxes are being given to families that need a hand up this holiday season,” said Marsha Byrd, manager of medical records.
Byrd said the families are pre-selected and nominated by different physicians and offices in Quay County.

“It’s been a rough year for everybody,” said Felmone Chavez, Trigg staff member. “I think it is great to help people out, especially kids. Every kid should have a Merry Christmas.”

The group of staff members lined the hall outside of the dinning room and filled the boxes in an assembly line.

“It has been a tremendous year of giving, considering the state of the economy and all,” Byrd said.

The children of the selected families will receive a toy