Solanco community in the Christmas spirit!

| December 22, 2016

Angel Tree3The spirit of giving is abundant throughout Solanco during this Christmas season! The Angel Tree project coordinated by Solanco School Social Worker Avery Hill is bringing Christmas cheer to 40 children from 25 families in need, including  local homeless children. As part of Angel Tree, families and children been “adopted” by community members and organizations including Solanco Family Life Network (Joe Bernotsky), the Buck Company (Sarah Trimble and Amanda Bosso), Solanco Food Bank (Theresa Dolan), Shiloh Church (pastor Brett Rush), Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church, Willow Street United Church of Christ, Southern Lancaster County Farmers Sportsmen’s Association (Dave Kauffman), and Solanco School District employees. They have provided generous donations of toys, clothing and other much-needed gifts to families and children.
In addition, through Beiler’s Doughnuts in Lancaster, the Pennsylvania State Police have provided 30 food baskets containing hams, dinner rolls, cookies, pies, cider, popcorn, clementines and Christmas cards (photo) which will  be donated to the Angel Tree families.
Avery Hill thanked the community members for “working tirelessly to make sure this holiday is merry and bright for our children!”
Angel Tree2WEBIn this photo are a few of the community leaders responsible for making the Angel Tree project such an outstanding success, as they are interviewed by photojournalist Diane Sandberg with CBS TV-21 (blue jacket).

Eschbach employees deliver Christmas spirit:
Eschbach Bus Service sponsored a Solanco family in need for the holidays. Jake Menapace, President of David Eschbach, Inc., said generous donations by employees were used by Eschbach Bus to purchase books, clothing, toys, sports gear and gift cards, which were taken to Providence Elementary School for delivery to the family.

Category: Community Happenings, Featured Stories

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Keith Kaufman is the Director of Community Relations for Solanco School District. 786-5617.

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