Christmas for Kids


SYLVA, N.C. – Sixty-five local elementary school students and their families attended Jackson Paper Manufacturing Company’s annual Christmas for Kids carnival on December 14.

Photo credit: Photo courtesy of Jackson Paper
EmmaLea Stillwell, age 7, and AmyRae Stillwell, age 9, visit with Santa Claus during the annual Christmas for Kids carnival held Dec. 14 by Jackson Paper Manufacturing.

The event, held in the community room of the Jackson County Department on Aging, was organized by Jackson Paper employees and coordinated through staff at Jackson County elementary schools who selected students to attend. Joining the invited school children at the carnival were the elementary school-aged children of Jackson Paper employees.

Party-goers enjoyed three hours of games and crafts, face painting, lunch, and a visit with Santa Claus. Each child received a gift from Santa, a stuffed animal, and other prizes.

“This special event is a highlight of the Christmas season for all of us,” said Tim Campbell, President and CEO of Jackson Paper. “Our employees work so hard to make this party possible, and we are honored to host our young guests and to share some Christmas joy with them and their families.”

Carnival organizers were Human Resources Department staff Renee Phillips, Angie Rogers, and Heather Stillwell, with help from their co-workers and employee family members who volunteered to help make Christmas a little brighter for their neighbors who may have been struggling this Christmas season.

Jackson Paper Manufacturing Co. is an independently owned paper mill in Sylva, N.C., and the largest producer of 100-percent recycled paper in North Carolina. Visit

Christmas for Kids