Newark Elks Lodge No. 1249 joined with six other district Elks lodges at the Canandaigua Veterans Hospital on Dec. 12 to distribute 9,869 items and spread Christmas cheer amongst the residents.

Newark Elks Lodge No. 1249 joined with six other district Elks lodges at the Canandaigua Veterans Hospital on Dec. 12 to distribute 9,869 items and spread Christmas cheer amongst the residents.

Gifts included such items as lap robes, hats, scarves, sweatshirts, socks, personal hygiene products, pocket novels, puzzles and notepads.

Helen Nita, Sally Mels, Sue House, John Oakes, Mark Clingerman, Jack Prinzing and Marlene Donk are pictured with one of the carts piled high with the special gifts.