To the Tri-state area's many "Christmas Angels," who realize that the spirit of the season is best expressed by service to other citizens and to their communities.
To Hagerstown's Rick Wilson and his group, Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry, which will provide the deer meat from 5,000 hunters' kills to serve an estimated one million meals to Maryland's needy residents.
To the Berkeley County, W.Va. Commissioners, for their willingness to risk county workers' ire to save the taxpayers $2,000 to $4,000 by not scheduling Christmas Eve as a holiday. Brave souls.
To Sylvester Snyder, a Waynesboro, Pa. man, for photographing life in that town for more than 50 years, creating an invaluable historic record, part of which is now on view in the Alexander Hamilton Free Library.