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Oneida's Share a caring Christmas celebrates 25 years Dec. 6

Celebrating their twenty-fifth year, Nye Automotive and WMCR announce the start of Share a caring Christmas, an event designed to bring the community together while supporting the needy children of Madison County. Twenty-five years ago, Carol Neveu and others from WMCR brought the idea of this Christmas event to Harold Nye with a vision for changing our community and teaching our children what it means to give to others. In total agreement, Mr. Nye pledged to seek out the perfect Christmas tree from his own property for the event. Together, with the outstanding support of the community, Neveu and Nye turned this into an annual event.

With the passing of Mr. Nye, his son Billy has sought to keep the tradition going, bringing the huge Christmas tree into the Nye showroom each year, as well as helping to plan the event in cooperation with Neveu and others. Neveu couldn't be happier with the support of Billy Nye and his staff, as well as the many others who help to make the event successful. "The sooner we teach our children the true meaning of giving to others, the better the world will be," she said.

The tree will be brought into the Nye showroom on Nov. 24, and decorated by staff on Nov. 25. The huge one-day event will be held on Dec. 6, but Neveu encourages anyone who may not be able to make it on that day to stop by the showroom at any time before Dec. 6 to drop off their new or gently used toys and books. Children and parents together should take the time to go through any used toys or books they may want to give, and can bring them into the showroom.

On Dec. 6 at 10 a.m., the event will be kicked off by WMCR with a live broadcast that will continue throughout the day, and arriving via an Oneida fire truck will be Santa and Mrs. Claus at around 9:55 a.m. with candy canes for children. There will also be photo opportunities with Santa for children in attendance.

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