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Local Club Accepts Gift Donations Through Stockman Bank Christmas Tree


The Boys & Girls Club Christmas tree awaits donations in the Stockman Bank lobby. (Photo by Cheyenne Wiley)

The Christmas tree at Stockman Bank is no ordinary tree. Beneath it lay gifts for the Boys & Girls Club of Richland County, and the club's needs are printed on children's handmade ornaments.

Pam Burman of Stockman Bank said the tree gives the Boys & Girls Club a little more of what they need – publicity and basic essentials.

"[The club is] just so short of regular essentials," she said. "There are many things they need every day to keep things running there, just the little things."

For those interested in donating, stop in to Stockman Bank to check out the tree's ornaments. The bank also provides a wish list of 99 items that the club needs. Items include postage stamps, napkins, Sharpies, bug repellent, digital tablets, all kinds of tape, board games, movies, sidewalk chalk, batteries, garbage cans, balloons, and much more.

The Christmas tree will remain standing until Jan. 1 in order to allow Sidney residents enough time to donate goods.

"People can get out there at the after-Christmas sales and pick up twice the stuff for half the price," Burman suggested. "Under the tree is kind of sparse right now. We would like to see it packed. It is tough with the slower economy."

Cash donations are accepted, as well.

The Boys & Girls Club tree has been a tradition for many years at Stockman Bank and will continue to endure to help the community's after-school program. To donate, visit Stockman Bank at 301 West Holly Street in Sidney.


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