Sharing Tree is full of gift tags

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Wade Young, Montgomery Messenger
The community’s Sharing Tree is located at the Happy Hour Bar. (Wade Young photo)

A word search book, soft granola bars, deodorant, body spray and a tin of cookies.

These are some of the gift requests on the Montgomery Sharing Trees this year.

The Christmas tradition where area residents make Christmas special for more than 100 members of the community who are at least 50 years old is up and running in Montgomery. The program seeks to fill gift requests during the next week and a half for adult residents, many of whom are senior citizens from Montgomery.

The program uses cards on the Christmas trees with requested gifts that total up to $20.

“The gifts on the cards are just suggestions. People don’t need to buy everything on the tags. The recipient is just giving a suggestion,” said Karen Hiscox, one of the organizers at Aging Services for Communities, that is running the program with the Happy Hour Bar and its former owner, Eileen Segna.

Simple process

Participating in the Sharing Tree is simple. Pick a tag, purchase the gift and return it in a gift bag (with the card) to the Happy Hour Bar or Aging Services before noon on Saturday, December 15.

This is the sixth year that Eileen Segna, former owner of the Happy Hour Bar, is organizing the Sharing Tree with Aging Services for people to pick up tags.

The recipients of this year’s Sharing Tree are from a variety of homes in the area. They live at Golden Years Home, Traditions, Park Manor, Sunrise Farms, Central Health Care, and Alee Services. Some are also clients of Aging Services for Communities.

Gifts are due by noon on Saturday, Dec. 15. Gifts will be delivered by students from the Tri-City United Chapter of the National Honor Society on December 20.

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