Spirit Of The Season Spreads Across St. Louis

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CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI) –Thousands of holiday shoppers have walked up and down a decorated Main Street in St. Charles.  The street is full of Christmas spirit After the Newtown, CT tragedy last week, many are bringing love back into the foreground in the spirit of the holiday.

“It’s very uplifting compared to what we went through last week. Yes. All the happiness that you see.  All the joy,” said shopper Charlie Roach. “Everybody’s cheerful. And the quartets that they have, there is about four or five of them that we’ve seen now, and they are much better than any other. It’s a wonderful experience.”

Over at the Hardee’s Ice Plex in Chesterfield, a group of young hockey players waited patiently to spread their dose of holiday cheer along with Santa Claus himself.

“We adopted a family, and we’re giving them a presents as a surprise,” said Marquette defenseman Eric Junge.

“We have a party set up for this family that lost a home and don’t have anything. And we’re trying to make them feel good by giving them things that they need and presents to make them jolly,” said Trevor Smith, a Chesterfield Falcon.

The Marquette Mustang hockey team partnered up with the Chesterfield Falcons youth hockey team and collected over $1,500, over 250 presents, and $400 in gift cards.

“We tried to get pretty involved and pick really good gifts for the kids, and try to give them a good Christmas because we know that they’ve been underprivileged, and we just wanted to do whatever we could to help,” said Marquette’s Nick Nast.

“I don’t think there should be a family without a very Merry Christmas. And I wish everybody should have a very Merry Christmas,” added Smith.

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