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Salisbury Elk's Lodge #817 Delivers Food Baskets to Families in Need

 SALISBURY, Md. –Santa isn't the only one making special deliveries this Christmas Eve, members of the Salisbury Elks Lodge #817 and volunteers delivered food baskets to families in need.

It was an early Christmas Eve morning for members of the Salisbury Elk's Lodge and volunteers who all came together to prepare food boxes that were distributed Thursday afternoon.

Mary Webber of Fruitland cried tears of joy when she received her food basket  filled with everything she needs to prepare Christmas dinner.

 Webber is a breast cancer survivor. She has been cancer-free for one year and lives on a fixed income. Though she has overcome a lot, she said she still needs all the help she can get.

“I'm just so excited,” she said.

WBOC tagged along with Scout Master Ken Davis and his little helpers, with Boy Scout Troop #817, to deliver food baskets. Bob Hurley, president of the Elk's Lodge #817, tells WBOC the tradition has been around for more than 40 years . He said 60 volunteers convened at 8 a.m. to prepare more than 100 food baskets.

11-year-old Trent Spicer-Davis is proud to help out. He was part of the team that made Webber's day much brighter.

 "I feel good that we get to make her day better and that on Christmas she'll actually be able to eat something,” he said.

Every year support groups and churches send in names of people in need and donations are made to provide for them.

“It's overwhelming,” Hurley said. “ When we deliver these baskets in the past, we've actually had people crying."

Devin Tate did not expect to get a knock on his door.

“I was surprised,” Tate said. He said the box of food will go a long way because ‘money is tight right now.'
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