By RODNEY D. BOAM
Robin Berret and Hidie Nye have embraced the spirit of giving the past six years by making sure most everyone has a gift by continuing the Angel Tree tradition.
It’s been almost a decade since the two became friends working in the mailroom at The Preston Citizen. while they stuffed newspapers.
They knew about the Angel Tree and thought it was a big burden for one individual to take on.
“We both wanted to do it but we knew we couldn’t do it by ourselves. So we decided if we did it as co-chairs, we could make it happen,” Berret said.
“We want to make sure that as much as possible, no one goes without gifts at Christmas. It is all about the kids,” Berret said.
While the two ladies spearhead the cause, their families also get involved in Angel Tree efforts. It has become a part of their family holiday traditions.
“It has been a real rewarding experience for our families,” the Franklin resident said.
Generally a student from one of the high schools volunteers to help as their student project. This year Emilee Carter from Preston High School has signed on to help. There are also countless individuals who jump in at the end to help separate items and get them ready for the big pick-up day. They both said there are too many volunteers to thank them all individually.
This story is sponsored by FCMC Growing Expectations.
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