Duchesne County Sub For Santa Provides an Old Fashioned Christmas

Families all over the Basin have found ways this Christmas season to serve, lift and brighten the lives of fellow community members. Duchesne County’s Sub for Santa program is among the great examples of generosity. According to Duchesne County Chamber Director Irene Hansen, the program helped 120 families totalling over 300 children. “The community picked up tags off the trees around Roosevelt and literally brought in over 1000 gifts,” shares Hansen. Something special about Duchesne County’s Sub for Santa program is its theme: an old fashioned Christmas. No electronics are allowed and those donating gifts are urged to bring classic gifts like games, dolls, trucks, crafts, stuffed animals, pajamas and coats. “We also work very hard to eliminate duplication with other towns and agencies,” explains Hansen. “We want to thank the community and the volunteers who assist us. It’s such a big effort but so sweet and simple. It’s an amazing privilege to be a part of.”

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Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.