During a recent meeting of the Harlan Chamber of Commerce, President Aimee Blanton asked members and the community to help this year’s “Angel Tree” project.
“Hundreds of Harlan County children are able to have presents under their trees, warm coats on their backs and a positive Christmas experience because of the generosity of Harlan County residents and businesses,” said Blanton. “Groups of angels or family of angels need to be adopted even before the tree goes up. If you or your group/organization/office wants to help in this way, please contact chamber member Drew Adams at [email protected] as soon as possible.
“Your angels are waiting to hear from you. Just think how you can truly make a difference in the life of a child this Christmas season. Let us all be grateful and humbled by what we have and take this time to share a little of our blessings with others.”
Blanton asks that this information be shared with friends and colleagues, so that lots of children and families can be helped.
“Instead of a company Christmas gift exchange, go together and choose some names from one of the trees or contact Drew Adams before the trees go up to get a jump start on your shopping,” Blanton said. “As your end of the year charitable contribution, give to the Angel Tree. Let’s make Christmas bright for our angels this year.”
In other action:
* Announcements were made for the following upcoming events: A flu shot drive-through will be held at Harlan ARH Hospital entry way Oct. 22-23 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day; downtown Harlan’s annual trick or treat on main event will be held Oct. 30 from 3-5 p.m.; the Harlan Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala will be held on Jan. 21, 2016 for the 2015 awards; Harlan ARH Hospital will host a “Lunch-n-Learn” event on Oct. 30 at noon in the West wing conference room; the Festival of the Mountain Masters will be held Nov. 27-28 at the Village Center Mall in Harlan, booths are available at a cost of $50 each or $25 for non-profits. All items must be handmade or handcrafted. Application deadline is Nov. 15; Harlan County Homemakers Holiday Bazaar will be Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Harlan County Extension Depot. Tables are still available free of charge; Local business Tasty Time, located in Harlan, is celebrating one year of being in business. They will be offering daily specials in observance of their celebration.
*Flora Asher was elected new chamber president for the upcoming year. Preston McLain was elected as a new chamber board member.
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