"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."
Fuel Company Donates SUV to Local Charity
Alon Brands, a Texas fuel company, gave a new sports utility vehicle to the Alliance for Women and Children Wednesday morning.
Man Arrested for Allegedly Threatening Neighbor with Loaded Shotgun
Police respond to a report of a man threatening his neighbor with a shotgun.
APD: Police Search for Suspects in Early Morning Robbery
Suspects steal lawn furniture and audio equipment in an early-morning robbery.
Strawn Declares a State of Emergency Due to Water Line Blockage
The Strawn City Council met late Tuesday night in an emergency meeting to declare a State of Emergency concerning a water line blockage between the...
Texas Stands Out on Multiple Immigration Fronts
As Congress wades deeper into the debate over comprehensive immigration reform legislation, Texas is standing out both for enforcement within its borders and for its...
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