To the Editor:
Once again, the community hopes to participate in the holiday "Giving Tree," an opportunity for area residents to share with children and families in need to make their Christmas a little bit brighter.
If your organization, church or business wishes to share in this Christmas giving opportunity, we encourage you to make a monetary donation to ensure that every name on the Giving Tree receives a gift. Please make checks payable to:?The Giving Tree and mail them to:?Terry Classon, 8488 377th Ave., Blue Earth MN 56013.
We encourage you also to select an angel or two from the Giving Tree location and purchase gifts. The trees will be located at Walmart and the downtown mini-mall in Blue Earth from Nov. 6 through Dec. 6. Gifts may be purchased at Walmart or at any store you wish.
With the help of generous contributions of those in the community who selected angels and purchased gifts, we could give gifts to every person. Those who gave monetary donations enabled us to purchase items for the angels not selected. All referrals received gifts. In 2010, some of the gifts had to be small because of the lack of donations, so we do need your help.
For any questions or for more information, feel free to contact us at (507) 526-3480.
You'll be rewarded by knowing that on Christmas morning, the hearts of the recipients of these gifts will be warmed by your generosity.
We'd appreciate it if you would share this information with others in your churches, businesses, organizations, etc., through your newsletters, bulletins, etc.
Thank you for your kind and generous support.
Ellwood and Barbara Bentley
Giving Tree chairpersons