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Letter to the Editor: Christmas cheer

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By Dolores Roberts


I will start out by telling you that I do sub for santa every year, not through any organization but I usually know before Christmas is here about a family I can help and one that will not be asking for help.

I have a friend who has three beautiful grandchildren. She works full-time but earns very little. Her daughter is working and going to school. Dad is a stay home dad and takes care of the kids (working would take every bit he earned for daycare). He is an exeptional dad. Christmas was going to be slim to nothing, so I talked her into letting me do Christmas for the girls and boy did I have fun.

I went to all the early Black Friday sales and got everything they had asked Santa for and I shopped local.

Christmas Eve Day I stopped to deliver the gifts while the girls were in their rooms and couldn't see.

It was then that I noticed, they did not have a Christmas tree to speak of.

I decided three little girls under the age of seven needed a tree but I only had $20 left. I went to K Mart and told them my story and wanted to buy a little tree that was $44 but wanted them to sell me for $20. The Manager, April Hunsaker wandered around the trees and stopped by a 10 foot fully lighted and decorated tree. It had teddy bears and rocking horses and wonderful miniature toy ornaments. Steve Powell and Peggy Hess, also employees, and April all decided that it was a kid tree ($250 tree on sale for $200) and with K Mart's help all donated $20 along with me.

The tree was quickly shrinked wrapped as is and put in the back of my truck, April and Steve stood in the back of my truck while I drove it carefully to the kid's house.

Oh what wonderful feeling we all were able to have watching those three little girls faces while we brought the tree into their living room.

Thank you April, Steve and Peggy for helping bring Christmas joy to these little ones.

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