Ann France Is a Real Life Santa for Baltimore-Area Children

PARKVILLE, MD---When Ann France retired, she was asked by a friend to volunteer with the Baltimore-area Salvation Army. Twenty-seven years later, she is responsible for bringing Christmas cheer to thousands of children in the area. Ms. France, a resident of Oak Crest retirement community, is an Executive Board Member of the Baltimore Area Command Women's Auxiliary.  She is gearing up for her signature project to be held on Tuesday, November 26th from 9am-10am. Under her direction, fifty residents of Oak Crest will fill 400 stockings with toys, games and school supplies for the benefit of Baltimore-area families...in just over an hour!  It is the eighteenth year in which she has led Oak Crest's version of Santa's workshop. The loaded stockings will be distributed by the Salvation Army at their Hampden center in December.  Oak Crest residents raised over $4,175 for the project in October.  The Dollar Store on Joppa Road in Parkville is a valued community partner. Watch Ms. France discussing the  importance of supporting the Salvation Army at the 2012 project. WHAT: Stocking Stuffing Party with Baltimore Area Salvation Army WHEN: Tuesday, November 26th   9am-10:00am WHERE: Oak Crest Village   Erickson Conference Center   Crestview Station Clubhouse   8800 Walther Boulevard   Parkville, MD 21234 For more information, please contact Jeff Getek at 410-456-9809 or jeffrey.getek@erickson.com. About Oak Crest:  Oak Crest is one of sixteen continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living.  Located in Parkville, Maryland, the scenic 87-acre campus is home to more than 2,100 residents.  Oak Crest is the ideal greater Baltimore retirement destination offering a true sense of community, convenience beyond compare and a sensible financial structure.

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