Parties and trees for presents

Published on Thu, Nov 14, 2002
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Parties and trees for presents

Trees are sprouting around Blaine with opportunities to give hanging from their boughs. Spreading from Stafholt Good Samaritan Center, the trees will be popping up in businesses all over town. By taking a tag off the trees, community members commit themselves to bringing it back with a present for a local child who might otherwise have none.

The Giving Tree program matches families with sponsors who buy two items of clothing and one toy for each child in the family. If there aren’t enough sponsors for the families who sign up, donations like the HOG toy drive fill the gap, or individual gift donations come through the trees.

“Applications for families are already coming in and anyone who can sponsor them, please call Stafholt,” said Giving Tree organizer Lori Hart.
A benefit dance to raise money for gifts is scheduled for November 15 at the Dakota Creek Roadhouse. The evening will start with a salmon dinner and Crystal Tricycle will perform. Children are welcome until 9 p.m. and will have their own menus. Tickets are $15 per person, $25 per couple or $5 for a child. To attend the dance but not dinner, bring $5 and an unwrapped new gift suitable for a child. Advance tickets are available at Stafholt, Pacific Building Center, the Blaine Family Service Center, and the visitor’s information center.

For more information call 332-8733..


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