Selectman Eda Tripp, top left, dropped by the Minot Consolidated School to pick up nonperishable goods for Christmas baskets she prepared for Minot families facing hard times. Pictured with Tripp are, from left, Griffin Murphy, Robert Suckow, Alyssa Gagne and Emma Gagne. Judy Rowe and Sue Hussey, no pictured, organized the effort. In addition to the hundreds of cans and boxes brought in by the students, Tripp also gathered toys brought in by school staff. Turkey, canned hams and donated fruits and vegetables were also added to the baskets. Tripp noted that she had more calls for assistance this year than ever before.