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Giving tree helps Echoing Hills Head Start students

| December 6, 2012

The Peebles Giving Tree will help students at Echoing Hills Head Start have a brighter Christmas. Beacon photo by Josie Sellers.

COSHOCTON – The parent committee at Echoing Hills Head Start wants to help put brighter smiles on the faces of children involved with the program.

In order to do that, they are continuing a tradition of more than 20 years with Peebles. The Peebles Giving Tree is set up in Peebles, which is located off Airport Road next to Wal-Mart.

“We are very grateful that Peebles allows us to have the tree there,” said Mandy Goodman, who is president of the parent committee.

Tags on the tree have the children’s first name, age, which ranges from 3-5-years-old, and their Christmas gift wish list. Gifts do not have to be bought at Peebles, but they do have to be dropped off there by Sunday, Dec. 16.

“We want to help them have a good Christmas if they can’t afford it,” Goodman said.

The tree started off with 20 tags, but as of Dec. 5, there were only nine children left to buy for. Their wish lists and needs include everything from clothes to coats to Barbies to dump trucks.

“Everyone who has benefited from the tree has been pretty grateful,” said Christina Ferguson, who also belongs to the parent committee.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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