Senior Angel Trees bear holiday fruit

Seniors open their Angel Tree gifts at the Christmas party last December at the Rappahannock Senior Center. Photo by Kathy Eggers.

The Senior Angel Tree project will soon be underway in Rappahannock. Beginning Friday, Nov. 19, paper “angels” will adorn Christmas trees at the Rappahannock Library and Union First Market Bank (formerly Rappahannock National Bank) in Washington and Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church in Sperryville. These paper angels represent senior “angels” in our community, each listing the age, gender and wish list for one of our county’s older residents. These precious folks are Rappahannock Senior Center and Home-Delivered Meals Program participants, seniors referred by the Department of Social Services or other area seniors recommended by the community. Our older generation is one of our greatest assets and this is a small way to honor and bless these wonderful people!

So, get your holidays off to a good start — stop by one of the Angel Tree locations and pick an angel . . . or two. You can drop off your angel’s wrapped gifts, bagged or bundled together, along with the attached angel, at any of the three locations by Friday, Dec. 17 (for delivery before Christmas). Further instructions are available at the tree locations.

For details or to recommend someone in the community for the Senior Angel Tree, call Rappahannock Senior Center coordinator Darcy Canton at 540-987-3638.

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Volunteer coordinator for the Food Pantry and Plant a Row. Writes updates on the Food Pantry and Plant a Row for the Rappahannock News, PAR website, and Rappnet.