The Nelsonville Volunteer Fire Department in cooperation with the York Township Volunteer Fire Department will be holding their 68th annual Christmas food basket program. The program started in 1948 when firefighters distributed 14 food baskets. For this 68th year firefighters expect to distribute over 170 food baskets at a cost of more than $5,000. The Parade of The Hills Festival held annually in Nelsonville in late August was established to assist in raising funds for the program. Funds are still raised by the festival and by soliciting local businesses and groups for their support of the program.
Applications for Christmas food baskets will be available on Friday, November 25th, and must be returned by Saturday, December 3rd. Applications will be available at the Nelsonville water office and the Nelsonville Fire Department. Approved Baskets will be delivered on Saturday, December 17th. Only residents of Nelsonville and York Township are eligible to apply for a basket. Persons having questions may call (740) 753-1244.