Christmas Carols Assn. Seeks Florissant Area Carolers

The Christmas Carols Association would like to invite your family, friends, organization, church group or scout troop to carol in your neighborhood.

Caroling supplies are available at the Greater North County Chamber of Commerce Office, 420 Washington St. from 9 to 4 p.m. The St. Louis Christmas Carols Association began in 1911, when William H. Danforth and a group of friends decided to bring joy and good will to their neighbors by caroling outside their houmes. With no plans to collect, they found listeners offered them money.

They donated these funds to the Children’s Aid Society to help needy youngsters, and so began a tradition that has endured for a century. Over the past 100 years, nearly $3 million in caroling donations hve been given to a variety of area agencies; currently 45 metro St. Louis area agencies serving children receive funds from the St. Louis Christmas Carols Association.

Today, this tradition is continued by hundreds of volunteer caroling groups in neighborhoods throughout the area.

For more information, call the Christmas Carols Association 314-863-1225 or Mary Kay Gladbach, 314-409-9478.

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