It’s getting closer to the time for making this Christmas a little brighter for children-in-need by supporting the annual "Angels Unaware" program of San Saba County’s Child Welfare Board. Shortly after Thanksgiving, they place a Christmas tree decorated with little red and green "angels" in the atrium of the Arrowhead Bank building in San Saba. Each anonymous "angel" is numbered and has the age (up to sixth grade) and gender of a known child. The children who receive the gifts are not in State custody; but they are those for whom it has been determined that Santa Claus will be needing help this year. "We have seen an overwhelming generosity in our communities for children in past seasons and hope to have similar success this year," said Doug Suggs, board President. "This heartwarming project matches a local child to an anonymous donor to help spread the spirit of this season’s most miraculous gift. In all past years we have had a terrific response; between cash donations and those taking part in buying the gifts, not one ‘angel’ has been left on the tree!"
Please take this opportunity to brighten a child’s holiday by this small act of kindness. Persons unable to go to the bank lobby and choose an angel from the tree or to select a gift thereafter may mail their request/donation to the board in care of Angels Unaware, P. O. Box 242, San Saba, Texas 76877 or give it to any child welfare board member. Gifts may be left in San Saba at the Dollar General Store or at Sisters’ Country Store, for delivery beginning December 22. A price limit of $30 was set to make the giving equitable and affordable. And, please, if you know the name and address of a needy local child, please contact Jennifer Fleming at the Courthouse (or 372-3747), no later than December 16, for inclusion in this gift delivery drive.
Thank you and may God richly bless your Christmas!