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International Paper delivers first Christmas Box gift

Sue Guinn Legg • Dec 15, 2018 at 11:56 PM

Early last month International Paper of Elizabethton got the Johnson City Press Christmas Box assembly rolling with what has become the traditional first gift to the newspaper’s annual holiday food distribution - 1,500 large cardboard boxes printed with the Christmas Box logo. The boxes have since been packed with all the makings of a Christmas dinner and several additional family meals. The first several hundred food boxes were distributed Friday to Carter County families with children served by the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree and several hundred more will be distributed Tuesday to Unicoi and Washington county’s Angel Tree families.  Pictured here making that critical gift to the Christmas Box food distribution are International Paper’s Jimmy Adams, Mike Collins, Megan Acousta, Robyn Merritt, Joe Gillispie, Jackie Goodwin, Debbie Benfield and Hazel Benfield.

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