Giving The Elderly A Merry Christmas

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A week before Thanksgiving, employees of Stockmen's Bank decorated not only the office Christmas tree but a special tree for senior citizens.

"We have so many elderly customers that come in, we talked it over as a staff and decided to have an angel tree for seniors," said bank employee Lana Day.

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Employees of Stockmen's Bank invite the community to participate in their angel tree for seniors. Postnet has already helped by printing cards for the tree.

"We have a list, provided by the Payson Senior Center as part of their Meals on Wheels program, of over 100 seniors," said Amy Hill, a loan officer at the bank.

The senior angel tree gifts are for seniors who do not have family in Payson, who are low-income or are homebound.

Seniors were able to choose from a list of items they would like to receive: sweaters, non-skid slipper socks, sweat pants and shirts, blankets, lumbar support pillows, kitchen towels, dishcloths, dish soap, stationery, envelopes, stamps, beauty supply basket, hot drink and cookie basket, jelly, jam and cracker basket, canned meats and fresh and canned fruit and nutbreads.

"The first day the tree went up, we had half a dozen people inquire," Day said. "As the gift wishes are filled, we will put more tags on the tree," Hill said.

The deadline for people who want to choose a tag and purchase a gift for a senior, should return the gift to Stockmen's Bank by Friday, Dec. 15.

"That date will give us time to wrap them all and get them delivered," Hill said.

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