A Kennewick man is looking for 100 families who needa Christmas tree and giftsfor their kids this holiday season.
Steve Osmonson has been giving away Christmas trees for a few years now. Last year he gave 64 trees away. This year he wants to get his neighbors to help, too.
On Saturday, Osmonson will write what gift each child wants on a star, and hang it on a tree in the Creekstone neighborhood.
He will let his neighbors pick a star and get the child a gift. He said some stars already put on a tree there were taken "within minutes," he said.
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Osmonson said he will deliver the trees and presents to the families.
To nominate a family, call 460-2650 or 460-7628 by 5 p.m. today.
Richland elementary choirs to perform at mall
Choirs from the Richland elementary schools are scheduled to perform at the Columbia Center mall Mondayin Kennewick. The performances will be at the entrance to the Macy's Men's/Children's store inside the mall.
The schedule is: from 5 to 5:30 p.m., William Wiley; from 5:30 to 6 p.m., Marcus Whitman and Jefferson; from 6 to 6:30 p.m., Badger Mountain; from 6:30 to 7 p.m., Sacajawea; from 7 to 7:30 p.m., Lewis & Clark; from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m., Jason Lee.
Don't forget to include address on Santa letters
Santa has his helpers at the Pasco post office helping him answer his Christmas letters again this year.
However, children need to include their return address to receive a letter in return, said Lori Cramer, a rural route carrier, who's leading the effort to help Santa this year. About half the letters received so far this year have not had return addresses, she said.
Letters to Santa mailed in most of the Mid-Columbia are sent to the Pasco post office, where volunteers help by sending answers.