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Caroling on the Circle collects 14,000 canned goods

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People at Georgetown’s Caroling on the Circle event Monday night were carrying more than a tune. They were also carrying armfuls of canned goods for the less fortunate.

Sussex County collected more than 14,000 canned goods and non-perishable items at its 33rd annual Caroling on the Circle this week.


Sussex County spokesman Chip Guy said the event was started in the early 80’s as a way to bring the community together and kick off the holiday season.


“And what better way to do that than by coming together, singing and lending a hand to those who are in need,” he said.


Guy said Sussex County is hoping to collect up to 20,000 canned goods and non-perishable food items by the end of the year.


That food will be distributed through 15 food pantries and shelters downstate.


“These tend to be the smaller, local level, community-based organizations that serve maybe a town or a small section of the county,” Guy said.   


You can donate items at the Administrative Building on the Circle in Georgetown anytime during normal workweek hours -Monday through Friday, from 8:30 to 4:30.