Giving Tree spreads Christmas joy

     The annual North Iowa Giving Tree is helping to make Christmas merry for 27 local families this year. Volunteers wrapped 234 presents last Tuesday to give to 78 local kids, thanks to the help of community members who purchased the gifts and made monetary donations for the project.

     Helping out with the gift wrapping last week were, front from left: Laine Matson, Marilee Siemens, Joann Steffensen, Elly Murray, Betsy Goetz and Phyllis Shortenhaus. Second row: Darwin Adams, Dale Kramersmeier, Diana Kramersmeier, Madonna Kettwick, Helen Rossmiller and Mary Haakenson. Third row: Carolyn Sullivan, Sue Kiewiet, Linda Berhow and Ruth Ann Milbrandt. Back row: Stan Siemens, Ray Bosma and Randy Goetz.