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Angel tree at Wood & Huston gives "stocking stuffer" a new meaning

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Barry Randolph, president and CEO of Wood & Huston Bank, and Melisa Grossenburg, assistant branch manager stand near the angel tree in the Wood & Huston lobby located on the square on Wednesday, Nov. 21. The angel tree is decorated with stockings to be filled for children in foster care.
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An angel tree located in the lobby of the Wood & Huston Bank on the town square is decorated a bit differently than most.

"Every year we participate in the tree for foster kids," Assistant Branch Manager Melisa Grossenburg said. "Usually it's gifts. This year they changed it because they already have another organization that is taking the kids, so this year they are going to supply the kids with stockings, which is something new."

According to Ashley Boock, administrative assistant at Wood & Huston, there are 30 foster children in need of a stocking.

"The children will receive a stocking just like they would from Santa..." Grossenburg said. "Something to make the kids morning, you know, happy at Christmas."

All of the children signed up to receive a stocking are foster children within Saline County.

"You can fill the stocking as you normally would for your own kids or there's some gift ideas on there for the children as well."

"They can either choose to fill the stocking or not to fill the stocking," Boock said. "I've had some people choose not to fill the stocking and just buy gifts from the wish list."

Stockings and/or gifts need to be returned to Wood & Huston bank by Saturday, Dec. 15.

Contact Kelsey Alumbaugh at kalumbaugh@marshallnews.com

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