By TAMMI NAUDUS
Summit employee Allison Parks, right, assists Hope Coletta with finding the perfect gift at The Shops at Apple Town Villa. Each year, the main dining room at The Summit at Plantsville is transformed into a Christmas shop and residents are provided an opportunity to shop for their families and friends. Summit employees assist when needed, and the event is stocked with donations from the community. Other volunteers wrap gifts and offer assistance at the annual event. All extra toys will be donated to the Southington Social Services to go back to the community.