Fortuna Chamber of Commerce makes stockings for Conservation Corps

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FORTUNA- One hundred California Conservation Corps members in Fortuna will get a very special thank you on Tuesday. The Fortuna Chamber of Commerce loaded boxes of Christmas stockings on Monday to go to the corps members. Those stockings will be handed out at a thank you party Tuesday, December 9, at the corps’ facility.

Businesses across the city donated hundreds of items for the stockings including flashlights, food and even candy. Others donated funds for warm wool socks and other necessities. At Tuesday’s party, corps members will have a chance to take pictures with Santa and enjoy a night honoring them.

“Fortuna is the only community in California that thanks its California Conservation Corps members by throwing them a party and providing them with stockings,” said Bob Judevine, Fortuna Chamber of Commerce California Conservation Corps thank you party organizer. “It’s a lot of fun. The business members contribute items and money to put together these stockings and in some instances this may be the only presents that they get so it's really a wonderful party.”