Sign-ups for Angel tree approaching

by | Nov 9, 2018 | Education

Even though it is only a week past Halloween, for those interested in signing up for Farmersville’s Angel Tree and those interested in adopting, it is time to get into the spirit of giving.

Signups for the Angel Tree program will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12 at the First United Methodist Church of Farmersville, located at 201 N. Main St.

Everyone is encouraged to both sign up for help and encouraged to consider becoming donors.

Angels may be adopted online through www.Farmersvilleoutreach.com. Donor packages will also be available at the Farmersville Police Dept. or the Farmersville Chamber of Commerce after the sign up days conclude.

This year’s board for the Angel Tree is comprised of Judy Brandon, Liz Chesson who is lead coordinator for the Angel Tree project, Linda Foy, Lisa Eastman, Ginger Ketcher, Brian Alford, Marsha Phillips and Sally Matson.

“We really want people to go ahead and start donating,” Brandon said.

Anyone wanting to donate funds for the program can do so by dropping donations at Independent Bank in Farmersville in the account earmarked for Farmersville Outreach Alliance: Angel Tree or online at the organization’s website.

“Financial donations really help with the project,” she said.

With over 200 children signed up last year and more expected, every little bit counts. Donations are also tax exempt since the organization is a 501c3 nonprofit.

By Wyndi Veigel • News Editor • [email protected]

For more stories like this subscribe in print or online.

0 Comments

Related News

Farmersville ISD schools start Aug. 17

Farmersville ISD schools start Aug. 17

Standing in the midday sun, Farmersville High School band director Scott Cross is not only sweating, he’s breathing a sigh of relief. Leading the Farmers through their early morning marching drills, Cross is glad that heat is their biggest obstacle. Less than a month...

read more
FISD meeting Thursday to issue bonds

FISD meeting Thursday to issue bonds

The Farmersville Indepen­dent School District has sched­uled a special meeting Thurs­day at the high school to issue bonds approved in May in a districtwide bond issue elec­tion that will dramatically ex­pand and improve all four cam­puses within the district. The...

read more
New principal at Tatum Elementary

New principal at Tatum Elementary

Farmersville ISD announced the appointment of Nicole Hicks as the new principal of Tatum Elementary. Hicks, who replaces longtime Tatum principal Ginger Ketch­er, served as the assistant princi­pal of Farmersville Intermediate School since 2017. For the full story,...

read more
STAAR scores trend downward for state, FISD

STAAR scores trend downward for state, FISD

The Texas Education Agency indicated that with no STAAR tests being administered in 2020, schools’ performance this year seems to have been affect­ed statewide by the complica­tions produced by the pandem­ic, including students shifting to remote learning. STAAR...

read more
Academic calendars approved

Academic calendars approved

It took only 11 minutes for the Farmersville Independent School District Board of Trust­ees to conduct its business Monday night, but one item the board approved is likely to put smiles on the faces of doz­ens of high school students. The FISD board approved a request...

read more
School board approves submission for grant funds

School board approves submission for grant funds

The Farmersville ISD board had a short meeting Monday eve­ning - 11 minutes - with just a few items in a light agenda. No one spoke during open fo­rum, and trustees approved the consent agenda before moving on to the business session, which had just three items. The...

read more
Show of support at FISD meeting

Show of support at FISD meeting

Farmersville Independent School District trustees on Monday received a show of support along with an en­dorsement of the condition of the school system. It came from a group of about 25 parents and teach­ers who attended a brief FISD Board of Trustees meeting in the...

read more
Students succeed at UIL competition

Students succeed at UIL competition

Select Farmersville High School band stu­dents participated in the UIL Region 25 Solo and Ensemble contests February 27 at Anna High School. The band, under the direction of Scott Cross, had 24 students perform a solo in the competi­tion and 20 scored a first...

read more