In Harland County, Kentucky, there is a street called Santa Lane, and on that street is a man who has been wrapping gifts for a month, preparing to deliver toys to children all over. It’s something that has been done for decades; for 42 years it was Mike Howard who would dress up in the red suit and go around handing out gifts to kids who would otherwise go without on Christmas. But recently Mike Howard lost his battle with cancer, then eight months later his wife passed away. Now it’s his son, Jordan Howard, who will be putting on the suit to deliver the toys in a drive he calls “Mountain Santa.”
He’s not alone, either, the community has come together to help and they’ve already wrapped more than 1,000 gifts with a goal of 3,500 presents that they hope to begin giving away starting on December 14th. Having the community help him continue this tradition means a lot to Howard. “It’s a feeling that you can’t describe, you don’t think that a community would come together like they have to keep doing this but it’s just awesome,” he said. “It’s something.”
A community effort like this would be worth being your Good News Story of the Day, which you can find here, all on it’s own. But this year it’s to honour Jordan’s parents who began the tradition with God in their hearts. “Dad told before he passed, he said you gotta have the Lord in it. So that’s what I’m doing,” Jordan Howard said.
What ever you do in your day, your week, your year, or your life; have the Lord in it.
Story and Image from CBS News.