Thank you to those local organizations and individual Secret Santas involved in making the holiday season especially wonderful for many of our Payson Elementary School students this year.
As daily news media reminds us that America is experiencing economic challenges, many citizens are re-evaluating their financial situations. With this in mind, I wondered if the needs of our children would become a casualty of the times as I prepared a rough list of families who may be undergoing especially hard times this year. I am delighted to say that the citizens of Payson came through again.
People set aside their own personal needs and wants in order to feed and clothe those individuals in need, those too young to understand the “state of the economy” but only know that they are often cold and hungry at night.
A special thank you to members of Payson Masonic Lodge #70 F. & A.M., Expedition Church, Payson Elks Lodge #2154, Modified Motorcycle Association – Rim Country District, Safeway, Inc. along with those Secret Santas who wish to remain anonymous.
Thank you to those who share the warmth of community spirit with Payson’s children.
Payson Elementary School