Select-A-Gift Jingles All The Way in Custer Saturday Afternoon

By Herb Ryan
December 17, 2016

Custer – The Select-A-Gift program has been going on for well over 20 years in Custer. Hundreds of families have had a happier Christmas thanks to the generosity of area individuals, businesses and organizations. Select-A-Gift trees are placed in locations around town with tags for particular gifts, people and businesses donate either money or buy gifts that are suggested on the tags. The gifts are the picked up by volunteers and placed in storage until the event is held. Families and individuals sign up for gifts at the warehouse or social services and local churches. The Custer Ministerial Alliance is a large part of the organizational vetting process for family and individual gifting.

Ultimately, this event is perfect example of community involvement that will bring Christmas joy to over 90 families this holiday season.
Chairperson Juli Ames-Curtis said ” This event is a huge amount of work and I want to thank all the volunteers, individuals and businesses that purchased gifts or gave cash, and the overall support of the community to make this another successful year providing much needed gifts for local families”.

Ames-Curtis also mentioned that, inclement weather prevented 25 families from picking up their gifts. They can pick up their gifts and food baskets at the “Storehouse” this Wednesday, December 21, 2016 between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm.

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Santa’s Select-A-Gift helpers gather for a group photo Saturday afternoon in the Custer JR/SR High School after setting up the gym with gifts for families, December 17, 2016. (submitted photo)

 

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Santa’s Select-A-Gift helpers getting the ribbons and bows ready for gift wrapping Saturday afternoon in the Custer JR/SR High School after setting up the gym with gifts for families, December 17, 2016. Photo: Meg Schwartz

 

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Volunteers Kaona Hazlett and Juli Ames-Curtis work at completing paperwork before families arrive for their Select-A-Gift presents in the Custer JR/SR High School gym December 17, 2016. Photo: Meg Schwartz

 

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Select-A-Gift,Christmas Gifts await deserving families in the Custer JR/SR High School gym, December 17, 2016. Photo: Meg Schwartz

 

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Select-A-Gift, Christmas Gifts await deserving families in the Custer JR/SR High School gym, December 17, 2016. Photo: Meg Schwartz

 

 

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