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Senior / Angel Tree taking referrals

Thirty years ago I received a phone call from Mavis Madsen from the Hobson Methodist Church asking if our program could use some dolls to give to little girls for Christmas. Of course I said yes. When she bought the dolls in, they were exceptional. So very beautiful it was hard not to keep them. But Mavis told me I had to give them all away. After a couple of years of receiving dolls each year and getting to know Mavis better, I told her that we also had little boys that would like something under the tree. She then brought us hand made stick horses for the boys. A few years later she added gifts for older children that the members of her church donated and that is how the Angel Tree began. We didn't have a name at first but soon we had the name and the store, Anthony's, to put our tree and requests for children. Then one day a sugestion was made that there are many older persons who also go without or are forgotten at Christmas too. After a small discussion...the Senior Tree was added to our fun.

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