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National Grange Spreads Holiday Cheer by Donating Christmas Trees

By National Grange Press Release (12/6/11)

  DECEMBER 8, 2011 --

Six Christmas trees that were decorated and will be donated to those in need were on display at the 145th Annual National Grange Convention in early November.

“Each year, there are many of our older members who can no longer put up and decorate their own trees. There are also those families that have fallen on hard times and cannot afford a tree. We’re a community organization and we hope to bring the Christmas spirit to these people by donating a tree that was lovingly decorated,” National Grange President Ed Luttrell said.

The trees represented each of the hosting states – Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas – as well as the National Grange.

The Christmas tree donated and decorated by the Kansas State Grange will be given to assisted living center “The Legends” at Capital Ridge in Topeka, Kan., where Morning Grange member Lola Mae Bostwick is a resident.

The tree donated by Texas State Grange will also go to an assisted living center. Flo Carter, a member of David Crockett Grange, lives in a center in San Antonio, Texas, and will be a recipient of the tree.

Blue House in Langly, Okla., will be the recipient of the Oklahoma State Grange Christmas tree. Blue House provides items for people in need.

The Colorado State Grange will donate its Christmas tree to the women’s shelter in El Reno, Okla., and the National Grange Christmas tree was donated to the women’s shelter in Tulsa, Okla.

The Christmas Tree donated and decorated by Nebraska State Grange was also donated.

This annual effort has provided more than a hundred trees to those in need.

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