‘Angel Tree’ returns to Anderson Courthouse

(Press release, AC Mayor’s Office) The Christmas tree is up at the Anderson County Courthouse, and local citizens, civic groups, church groups, and business leaders are invited to stop by and select a child’s name off the tree to provide Christmas for that child this year.

“In coordination with the Anderson County Schools, we’ve been providing an “Angel” tree for the last few years,” said Leean Tupper, administrative assistant to Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank. “We work with school counselors to place students’ names on the tree, along with their wish lists for Christmas gifts. It seems to be very popular, with both county employees and citizens reaching out to me weeks in advance of the holiday season to ask if we are putting up the Angel tree each year.”

“Anderson County is such a generous place – and we in the Courthouse look forward to partnering with our schools each year to make Christmas a little brighter for these boys and girls,” Mayor Terry Frank said.

Students whose names are on the tree range in age from pre-school to middle school.  If you are interested in buying for an “Angel” on the tree, it’s located on the Courthouse’s first floor beside the Courtesy Booth.   Just select a child’s “Angel” off the tree, leave the child’s name or ID number, along with your name and telephone number, on the list provided at the Courtesy booth, then go shopping!

Once you have purchased gifts for your “Angel,” they must be wrapped and tagged with your “Angel’s” name.  All wrapped and tagged gifts must be returned to the Anderson County Mayor’s office, Suite 208 at the Courthouse, no later than 5 pm on Friday, Dec. 11th.  The gifts will be delivered to school counselors at the respective Anderson County schools before the students are released for the holidays.

If you want to help, but aren’t interested in shopping for “Angel” gifts, there is also the option to purchase items for donation to the Anderson County Animal Shelter.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

Check Also

DOE announces prescribed burns on OR Reservation

The US Department of Energy is scheduled to conduct a series of controlled burns of …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *