Seventh annual Angel Tree program benefits Barry County residents

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Barry County Sheriff's Office is once again sponsoring the Angel Tree, to give Christmas gifts to children in need in Barry County.

In its seventh year, the Angel Tree program provides toys and gifts to children who would otherwise not have gifts on Christmas. The Barry County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Barry County Neighborhood Center, will provide ages of family members or individual children that are eligible for adoption.

People may also apply at the sheriff's office. Applicants must meet certain guidelines to be eligible for the program. Applications will be accepted until Nov. 28.

Last year, over 600 gifts were dropped off at the sheriff's office to benefit families in Barry County.

Those wishing to adopt a child or family can stop at the Barry County Sheriff's Office during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or call 847-6556.

"We appreciate everyone who has helped with this program in the past," said Epperly. "We hope that this year will be as much of a success as the previous years have been."

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