"Its a surprise... it means a lot, thank you," said one lucky senior. A program called Santa for Seniors has brought the Abilene community together to buy gifts for the senior citizens of Abilene, who may be forgotten around the Holidays. "Its just very rewarding to see them light up whenever they get a gift, said Rea Barry, a correspondent with DAD. "It may be the only gift they get and it may be the only one of two to just say Merry Christmas to them... some of them have no families." And it means the world to the seniors. Cristi Bridge, with Adult Protective Services, said "it feels really good to be able to let them know that we care that theyre not forgotten and we remember them." And this year, many seniors will be graced with gifts. "Weve been really overwhelmed with the community response to this program, said Derral Reed, owner of Home Instead. "Even with the economic conditions, the way they are, people have still been willing to give and weve actually had a record year of people giving and were hopefully going to reach more and more seniors this year."
Family of Jarrett Mantanona Host Fundraiser Saturday
The family of Jarrett Mantanona will host a fundraiser Saturday for families needing car seats for their children.
New App Aims to Lower Spread of STDs
Sexually transmitted diseases are a serious problem nationwide, and local doctors tell us that here in the Big Country is no exception. But discussing that...
Reminder: Friends, Family of Dyess Pilot Fighting Oral Cancer Host Walk / Run Saturday
Family and friends of a Dyess Air Force pilot will be hosting a walk / run May 18 to help his family as he undergoes medical...
Infrastructure Constraints Loom as Texas Grows
Texas' drought and water-supply problems have captured headlines. But with the state's rapid population growth projected to continue, other infrastructure problems also loom, including clogged...
Webcast: Students Taught Bike Safety on Ride Your Bike to School / Work Day
It is Ride Your Bike to School and Work Day, and a lot of the students at Dyess rode their bikes to school, but the...
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