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St. John's Residents Get Christmas Cheer

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Residents at St. John's Chapel Court Community get some Christmas cheer from a company's little helpers.

Cartloads of presents rolled into St. John's dining hall, which was filled with the community's residents. Energy Laboratories employees have been giving gifts at Chapel Court for the past 10 years. They say it's their way of giving back.

"You come here and there's so much reward in seeing how humble these people are, how they've worked in our community for years and don't have the means to do this for themselves and a lot of them don't have family," said Sheri Endy, Energy Laboratories project manager. "We just love to make their Christmas's special."

Resident LaVerna Conrad received everything on her list, from puzzles to biscotti.

"Plus some little note cards," she said, "Maybe to start my list for next year."

The event was a tradition for her and her husband, but he passed away earlier this year.

"It kind of brings back the memories over the years and those are the things that you treasure so it's wonderful," Conrad said.

She said it's been nice having the same Energy Lab employee give her gifts each year and she's happy to celebrate Christmas in a new way.

"They become almost like family to you," Conrad said. "It's just hard to believe that there are so many good people in this world and we don't always hear about the good ones."

Energy Lab employees provided gifts for about 100 residents.

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