Originally created 12/31/06

Sharing enhances holiday pleasures



It's the season for giving. For Libbi Hinton, the season never ends.

"My gift is giving. I give so much of myself. At Christmas time, I enjoy giving gifts. I don't care if I don't get anything," Ms. Hinton said.

Being a member of South Haven Baptist Church and volunteering at Jennings Healthcare are two ways she gives back to the community.

"I like doing for other people. If anyone calls and needs help, I'll do it if I'm able to," she said. "I would like to do more of that."

Ms. Hinton said she looks forward to Christmas each year so she can decorate her home.

"People know that I love Christmas, and so about 90 percent of what I have, people gave to me as presents," she said.

Small Christmas trees, holiday candles, Santa hats, Christmas teddy bears and a Nativity scene are some of the items you can find located throughout her home. She also enjoys sharing her cooking and baking with others during the holidays.

"I do a lot of cooking at Christmas, and I enjoy that, I really do," she said.

In keeping with her own tradition, she takes some of the candies to Jennings Healthcare.

"Every time I went to play bingo, I would take candy. They used to call me the Candy Lady over there," Ms. Hinton said.

Reach Nikasha Dicks at (706) 823-3332 or nikasha.dicks@augustachronicle.com.

AT HOME WITH

THE FAMILY: Joe and Libbi Hinton. Their granddaughters Meagan, 16, and Dottie, 12, spend many weekends with them.


THE HOME: 1,300-square-foot ranch style; three bedrooms and two baths. The Hintons have been living in the home for almost 30 years.


IT'S A FACT: Ms. Hinton collects ceramic dolls for her granddaughters; she also collects items created by American artist Thomas Kinkade