Recorder’s An­gel Tree off to great start, 33 an­gels re­main

Porterville Recorder - - FRONT PAGE - BILL PAR­SONS Porter­ville Recorder Pub­lisher

The Christ­mas hol­i­days are here. What a won­der­ful time of the year. On be­half of the Recorder fam­ily and my­self, we would like to be among the first to wish you and your fam­ily a very Merry Christ­mas and most blessed 2019.

One of the many things I no­tice at this time of the year is how peo­ple re­act to the sea­son. Ev­ery­one seems to be hap­pier and smil­ing more, maybe even try­ing to be a lit­tle nicer than even they nor­mally are. I also no­tice how thank­ful they are for fam­ily, friends and their many bless­ings.

We here at the Recorder are also very thank­ful for our won­der­ful read­ers and ad­ver­tis­ers. We are es­pe­cially thank­ful this year for all of the peo­ple that have stopped by our of­fice and se­lected one or more of the lit­tle ‘an­gels’ from our tree.

This is the first year the Recorder has done an An­gel Tree, and we are so very pleased at the re­sponse we have re­ceived from our com­mu­nity. Since last Thurs­day, we have had 50 an­gels adopted. That is amaz­ing, but we still have 33 more girls and boys to go, and the dead­line to help these chil­dren is com­ing up very soon. We need to have all the gifts back by De­cem­ber 14 in or­der to make sure they are de­liv­ered in time for Christ­mas.

So we would like to ask that if you have not al­ready come in and picked up your an­gel, please do so. We want to make sure that no an­gel goes with­out be­ing se­lected. In or­der to do so, we need your help — we have an an­gel just for you.

Christ­mas is the most won­der­ful time of the year. What makes it even more won­der­ful are peo­ple like you that give so that oth­ers will have a hap­pier hol­i­day. I have seen that giv­ing spirit many times al­ready since I ar­rived here as pub­lisher of the Recorder a few months ago.

I be­lieve that be­cause of your kind­ness, many chil­dren will have a Mer­rier Christ­mas be­cause you cared. These young peo­ple will have a rea­son to smile this Christ­mas be­cause the good peo­ple of the Porter­ville area have once again shown their heart and love for oth­ers.

Please stop in to­day. Thirty-three more chil­dren need to know that some­one cared for them this Christ­mas. May your life and your Christ­mas be blessed be­cause you cared enough to help those that can­not help them­selves.

Merry Christ­mas from our homes to yours.

RECORDER PHOTO BY CHIEKO HARA

Your An­gel hangs on a branch of the An­gel Tree in the Recorder of­fice lobby.

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