Wednesday, November 12, 2008
sponsored by Jake's Furnishings

Lincoln Jaycees' Angel Tree 2008 under way

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[November 12, 2008]  For the last 13 years the Lincoln Jaycees have sponsored an Angel Tree project in the community to help the less fortunate children of Logan County, especially during the Christmas season. Tags with children's names are placed on Christmas trees around the county in early November. Employees and customers then pick angels from the trees and buy gifts for the children whose names are on the tags. The Lincoln Jaycees distribute these gifts to the families in December.

The public can find the Angel Trees at the following locations: Action Rental, Cracker Barrel, ALMH cafeteria, Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce, CEFCU, Jake's Furnishings and all three State Bank of Lincoln locations. Trees are also located at Eaton Corp. and Robert's Sysco Food Services for their employees. Gifts need to be turned in by Dec. 12.

CivicTo make sure no child is left out, the Jaycees purchase gifts to go with any tags not picked from the trees.

Monetary donations may be sent to Lincoln Jaycees, P.O. Box 254, Lincoln, IL 62656.

Gift pickup this year will be at the Lincoln Masonic Center, 2022 N. Kickapoo St., on Dec. 20, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.

The Lincoln Jaycees organization, a not-for-profit group, serves Lincoln and the surrounding communities. The organization gives young people between the ages of 18 and 40 the tools they need to build the bridges of success for themselves in the areas of business development, management skills, individual training, community service and international connections.

The Lincoln Jaycees host various community activities, such as an Easter egg hunt, the Senior Feast, Breakfast with Santa and the Angel Tree. The Jaycees have a variety of management and fundraising projects such as a haunted house and Lincoln Speedway 50/50.

Meetings are at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of every month at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital and are open to everyone.

[Text from file received; Lincoln Jaycees]





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