Wrangell Sentinel -

By Dan Rudy 

Basket program spreads cheer and goodwill for Christmas


Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

Paper angels bear the Christmas hopes of around 40 children on this year's Angel Tree, kept at the Nolan Center for the beginning half of December. People wanting to purchase gifts would pick a tag, purchase the listed items, then bring them to the Salvation Army for their annual holiday basket giveaway.

Wrangell's Salvation Army reached out to one of its largest groups yet for its annual Christmas Basket drive, providing toys and holiday meals for 90 families on Monday.

About 125 people were served in all, receiving Christmas suppers of ham, two vegetables, olives, dressing, potatoes, milk, cranberry sauce, yams and Jell-O.

"That's just for two people. If it's a bigger family then we give them two boxes and two hams to have a good, comfortable dinner and maybe some leftovers for a ham sandwich or something," explained S.A. Major Jennifer Bates.

One of the hallmark features of the holiday i...

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