It’s bet­ter to give...

The Glengarry News - - News - BY STEVEN WAR­BUR­TON News Staff

Re­cently, Con­nor Joly bought a re­mote con­trolled he­li­copter to give away as a Christ­mas present.

The Grade 2 Maxville Pub­lic School stu­dent doesn’t know who the re­cip­i­ent will be yet. All he knows is that his gift was placed un­der the An­gel Tree in the vil­lage’s new Home Hard­ware store.

It was Mona An­dré, young Con­nor’s grand­mother, who urged the boy to make the sac­ri­fice, telling him that Santa likes it when peo­ple give gifts to those who are less for­tu­nate.

So now, Con­nor is hop­ing his friends, and any­one who might be read­ing this, will fol­low the ex­am­ple and place a Christ­mas gift un­der the Home Hard­ware An­gel Tree.

Kelly Zollinger, as­sis­tant man­ager at the Home Hard­ware out­let, says this is the third year the store has or­ga­nized the An­gel Tree pro­gram.

“The tree is al­ways a favourite with the com­mu­nity in help­ing put a smile on a child's face at Christ­mas,” she says. “This is one of my favourite events to vol­un­teer for.”

The An­gel Tree has chil­dren's gen­der and age on dif­fer­ent or­na­ments, so no names are ever known. Any­one may swing by and choose an an­gel from the tree. “We ask that the an­gels be re­turned to the store no later than Dec. 10, so they can be de­liv­ered in time for Christ­mas,” says Ms. Zollinger.

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF KELLY ZOLLINGER

AN­GEL TREE: Con­nor Joly, 7, hands a re­mote-con­trolled he­li­copter to Kelly Zollinger, As­sis­tant Man­ager of Maxville’s Home Hard­ware, for the store’s An­gel Tree give­away. Stand­ing next to the pair is Con­nor’s grand­fa­ther, Jerome An­dré.

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