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The Trees of Joy at Rite Aid and Community First Bank bear the names of nearly 400 needy Prineville youth and senior citizens. Each tree is tagged with the names of unfortunate children and seniors in need of food, clothing, blankets and holiday gifts. Gifts are donated on a voluntary basis and as of press time, about 70 nametags still remain on the trees. All gifts will be collected on December 18 and delivered to the needy by means of volunteer organizations. Today other volunteers are busy at Carey Foster Hall preparing food baskets. Surrounded by festively wrapped gifts donated by the community, Anna Sheehy a Community First employee, reads the tag of a twelve year old boy in need of new shoes.
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