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By Andi Bourne

Giving Tree Makes Christmas a Little Brighter


Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

The women of Mountain Lakes Presbyterian Church gathered Saturday, Dec. 19 to wrap nearly 90 gifts for 18 families in the area.

SEELEY LAKE - The annual "Giving Tree," sponsored by the Mountain Lakes Presbyterian Church women, brought Christmas joy to many families in the Valley. Nearly 90 gifts were given to 18 families in the area.

While no one is certain when the Giving Tree started in Seeley Lake, Kelli and Bruce Wold took it over in 1995. They started a giving tree when they had a grocery store in Chinook and wanted to keep it going when they moved to Seeley Lake.

Kim Bezanson, Kathleen Thompson and the Wolds would wrap presents for hours in the Wolds' living room. The Lions Club would deliver the gifts with t...

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