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Old 11-28-2009, 08:04 PM
Shipyard Sam Shipyard Sam is offline
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Rabbit Hash, KY and Decatur, Al Shipyards
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Default "Christmas on the River"

When Captain Joy Manthe was with Seamens Church, she introduced me to their 'Christmas on the River' program that reaches boatmen and women working on the river during the holiday season, including youngsters just starting out who may be away from home at Christmas for the first time.

"Christmas on the River", Part of Ministry on the River, a network of volunteers collect and distribute gift boxes to towboat crews. Each box contains a handknit scarf, small gifts, a devotional, and handmade Christmas cards from children. Groups pack gift boxes at numerous locations up and down the rivers."
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If you want to find out more about Ministry on the River and how you can help, email
Yes, I'll be out here (on the river where I am now) on Christmas... no place I'd rather be. Or as John Hartford sang:
"Ain't you got no family.. no place to be? Out on the river on Christmas Eve...."
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