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Become an angel this holiday season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, with the holidays in full swing and snow on the trees, and the Eastern Plumas Angel Program returns for another year of bringing the magic of Christmas to children in Eastern Plumas County.

Eastern Plumas Angel Program volunteers have placed what are dubbed “Angel Trees” in various places around Eastern Plumas County, with each tree or wreath a place to become an angel for a child in the community.

Community members interested in helping can find an Angel Tree in one of five locations; Leonard’s Market in Portola, the Portola branch of Plumas Bank, Graeagle Store, Goodwin’s General Store in Chilcoot and the Mohawk Community Resource Center in Blairsden.

Each tree holds pink and blue angels, with each angel tag representing a child up to 15 years of age. The angels are marked with ages for boys and girls, with a request for an age-appropriate gift of your choosing.

Suggestions for gifts are items such as warm jackets and winter attire, especially for older children, as well as sports equipment, games, school supplies and art supplies.

Those who participate in the annual community program are asked to please drop off UNWRAPPED gifts at one of the five locations available this year; Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric, Plumas Bank, Goodwin’s General Store, the Mohawk Community Resource Center (MCRC), and the Plumas Eureka Fire Hall in Blairsden.

The Eastern Plumas Angel Program is also accepting monetary donations, with funds put to use in years past to fulfill local children’s needs through the purchase of additional items such as jackets, books, and other gifts. Donations can be mailed to EPAP c/o Dink Rife, Chairperson, P.O. Box 1551, Graeagle, CA, 96122.

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