Erath County Volunteer Fire Rescue and Erath County EMS employees packed up their sleighs and headed over to Stephenville Nursing Home Saturday. The second annual Project Nursing Home Christmas Cheer program was a huge success, according to Coordinator Chris Brooks.

Monetary donations were received to purchase Christmas stockings for senior citizens. Items included personal hygiene products, blankets and candy canes.

In addition, a special guest appearance was made by Crystal Tomlinson, the 2013 Miss Cowboy Capital of the World Rodeo Queen.

"In 2012 our organizations donated stockings to The Canterbury Nursing Home," Brooks said. "We had so much fun, we decided to continue the project and make this an honored tradition. It is our hope that the project continues to grow each year. With the help of our community we can bring back the joy of Christmas, to what might otherwise be a lonely and somber time for these residents. We thank everyone that donated their time and efforts to this project and look forward to the 2014 season."