The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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December 4, 2012

Angel Tree to benefit Anderson County elderly, disabled

PALESTINE — While less fortunate children are often remembered during the Christmas holidays through toy drives, many times elderly and disabled individuals in the community are forgotten.

In order to make the holiday brighter for about 35 of these individuals, Anderson County Adult Protective Services is sponsoring two angel trees — one at the Palestine Public Library at the Palestine Mall and the other at City Hall in the Water Department area.

“There are trees at the library and City Hall where you can pick up a star or angel with suggest needs for the elderly and disabled in our areas,” Adult Protective Services Supervisor I Kelly Curley said. “Your participation, care and support will make a difference in the lives of these individuals who may not have anyone else.”

Wrapped gifts are asked to be returned no later than Dec. 17 (earlier is preferred) to one of the following locations: Palestine Public Library, 2000 S. Loop 256, Suite 42; Palestine City Hall, 504 N. Queen St.; or the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, 330 E. Spring St. in Palestine.

The gifts will be distributed to the sponsored individual by Anderson County Adult Protective Services.

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