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t Westminster Villeage in Dover, volunteers wrap gifts for recipients as part of the 15th Be a Santa to a Senior program. (Submitted photo/Home Instead Senior Care)

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Michelle Watson, left, and Pam Upchurch from United Healthcare participate in the “wrap party” at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover on Monday. They say they’ve been coming for the past three years, and by the end of the day they will have helped wrap hundreds of gifts.

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Ms. Short rolls out the battle map of local agencies that still need to be collected for and crosses off milestones as the program hits them.

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Home Instead Senior Care’s vice president of marketing, Larry DeFrancisco and client relations manger Rae Short wrap gifts alongside volunteers at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover on Monday. The “Be a Santa for a Senior” gift drive is still about 1,500 gifts short of their target. (Delaware State News/

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he Goodyear family of Dover own so many decorations that they have had to rent out a 10-by-20 foot storage facility throughout the year to store them all. (Submitted photo)

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Paul Parton places a plastic Santa Claus while decorating his yard for the Christmas season near Rising Sun. (Submitted photo)

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The Christmas display in front of the Goodyears’ home in Dover usually takes about a week to set up. Dick Goodyear said that he often sees at least a 25 percent jump in his electric bill. (Submitted photo)

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Nena Todd rings a bell during Bell Ringing ceremony in front of the Old State House on The Green in Dover on Monday. (Delaware State News/Marc Clery)

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Angelo Paoletti and Betty Joe Bowling watch the Declaration of Independence being read in front of the Old State House on The Green in Dover on Monday. (Delaware State News/Marc Clery)

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Reading the Declaration of Independence, from left, Chris Hall, Dennis Fisher, Tom Welch and Tom Pullmano infront of the Old State House on The Green. (Delaware State News/Marc Clery)