I am filled with gratitude for the generosity of New Garden Friends Meeting. For the 4th year, I have gone to Walmart to anonymously pay off some gift layaways. For the last several years I have invited New Gardeners to give some money to help support this activity and every year I am humbled by the outpouring of gifts! This year we had just under $2,000 ($1956.00) to use to pay off nine layaways. We paid for Barbies, bikes, baby clothes, soccer balls, board games, books, baby dolls and many, many other gifts. It has brought me incredible joy to think of those families arriving at Walmart expecting to either make a big payment or to not be able to pay for their gifts. I imagine the surprise and joy of those families when they discover that their gifts have already been paid for. I am already a huge fan of Christmas but the image of those families receiving this anonymous gift is enough to make even a grinch’s heart grow three sizes! Thank you New Garden Friends Meeting for making this possible! With love and gratitude for you all, Margaret Webb.