Is it the lack of snow? The emphasis on cyber this and small business that? Whatever the reason, La Plata County residents have been slow to open their pocketbooks to purchase gifts for children, seniors and disabled residents for Project Merry Christmas.
And the deadline is fast approaching. Items must be purchased and turned into the gift-wrapping booth at the Durango Mall by Monday. Firefighters will deliver the toys, clothes and food on Dec. 19.
The trees are located between Rue 21 and Zumiez at the Durango Mall and at Walmart.
Saturday marks the final blanket drive of the season, where organizers will be collecting new blankets, coats, non-perishables and toys. It will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at La Plata Electric Association, 45 Steward St.
Financial contributions may be sent to PMC, P.O. Box 422, Durango, CO 81302.
Visit www.projectmerrychristmas.com or call 247-2944 to learn more.