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The Salvation Army Angel Trees went up today around town. For those unfamiliar with the program, less fortunate children and some adults/seniors are placed on Christmas trees for.adoption. People adopt the child or senior for Christmas, purchasing gifts and toys for them. The presents, unwrapped, are then labled with the person’s unique code number (thus keeping the recipient’s identities somewhat confidential) and the items are dropped off at collection sites. This year, almost 2,000 names are on the Angel Trees. I was so glad to see one of the local trees getting so much attention tonight. Ron and I have adopted angels for at least the last 10 years, sometimes adoption multiple children each year. I think it’s so important to give back, especially during the holidays. As we’re out purchasing gifts for our loved ones, we should remember those who are less fortunate. Ron and I picked a boy and a girl off the tree tonight and we’ll purchase items for them during our Black Friday shopping. We’ll get to purchase things we usually don’t and two children will get a nice Christmas that their parents can’t afford this year for whatever reason. If you can, please help someone this holiday season. You may even help yourself in the process.

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