Christmas a time to give and share

OVER the weekend the city has been busy, the shops jam-packed with last minute shoppers scrambling for gifts and food, all in preparation for the big day tomorrow.

For some Dubbo residents this special day is good for a family get-together followed by a scrumptious lunch. Others travel and explore both Australia and the world.

Earlier the Daily Liberal reported Dubbo's Salvation Army had bucked the downward trend of financial donations this Christmas due to the generosity of residents.

Major Colin Young said residents were more than happy to help those who were in need.

"The good support of the community with its cash donations last month will help us get over the line and pay our Christmas bills," Major Young said.

Major Young encouraged Dubbo residents to think of those less fortunate this Christmas and to generously give.

"For many people it is a hard time, particularly children," he said.

"They each deserve a gift so support someone else and provide them the happiness you're experiencing."

Whatever you are doing this Christmas, let us remember this is the time of the year to lend a helping hand to those who are doing it tough in our community.

It is as easy as smiling to your fellow man on your morning walk or dropping a few coins to a charity.

Christmas is the season where the spirit of giving shines brightly in our city.

The Daily Liberal wishes all its readers a very merry Christmas and a wonderful new year.

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