Amelia sponsors toy, food drive

The Village of Amelia is sponsoring a Christmas toy and food drive.

“We are going to help four families from the elementary school and the Clermont Counseling Center this year,” said Amelia resident and drive organizer Molly Parker. “Hopefully it will take off and grow into an annual endeavor.”

Parker came up with the idea when she and her husband Andrew (who sits on the Amelia Village Council) had a baby last year.

“Having a newborn changes everything about your life,” she said. “It changes how you view your community, your future, and especially, your own life. My husband and I feel blessed and we wanted to give back to the community that we feel has given us so much.”