Arctic League Closing the Big Book
ELMIRA, NY (WENY) -- The Arctic League has closed its "Big Book" on another successful fundraising season.
Chemung County's oldest charity celebrated its final donation for the 2013 fundraising year, with the traditional signing of the Big Book by the Elmira Police Benevolent Association.
It's the 12th year in a row the Arctic League has reached its campaign goal ahead of Christmas Day. This year, the total raised was $127,916.73 exceeding the goal of $120,000.
The donations will be used to buy Christmas presents for children in Chemung County next year. The Arctic League still needs volunteers to deliver this year's gifts on Christmas morning; The charity will open its doors at 6 a.m. on Christmas day, with some families lining up hours before hand to help out.