Solanco in the Christmas spirit!

| December 22, 2017

Christmas gifts - InaWEB


The spirit of caring and giving is abundant in our community this Christmas season! One example is the Angel Tree project, which  has collected and distributed gifts for  students in need.

Solanco  High School secretary Ina Wilson with stockings stuffed with presents and gift cards which were donated to students in need in Solanco.

The project began in 2011 when Sarah Trimble at the Buck Company and Solanco School District Social Worker Avery Hill “partnered to provide Christmas gifts for all of Solanco’s categorically homeless students by getting their ‘letters to Santa’ and giving them the presents they asked for,” Avery Hill said.  This year, the Angel Tree Project provided well over 300 gifts to 73 Solanco children!

Christmas Gifts3ESOLSolanco School District staff with a few of the gifts collected at the administration office. Kneeling/sitting:  Kathryn Cloyd, Rhonda Beane, Peggy Gordon, Avery Hill, Becky Guhl. Standing: Cindy Criswell, Pat Giffing, Kathy Martin, Monica Miller, Superintendent Dr. Brian Bliss, Sandy Smart, Karen Burkhart.

Following are  community partners whose generosity have help make this important project a success:
Barnsley Academy
Buck Company

Paul Davis Restoration
Eschbach Bus Service
Fidelis Mortgage Corporation
Shiloh Church

Southern Lancaster County Sportsmen’s Assn.
Solanco High School


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Students in the Ophelia Club wrap some of the more than 60 gifts that were donated by high school students and staff.

We can all be proud of our caring, compassionate community! Merry Christmas!

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

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