Citizens Bank employees recently loaded “Angel Tree” bicycles, toys and other Christmas gifts for delivery to the Independence County Fairgrounds to be distributed as part of the “Angel Tree” program coordinated by the United Way of North Central Arkansas.
Alicia Williams and Kayla Goodman (center front in first photo) coordinated the Angel Tree program for Citizens Bank this year. Gifts for 68 local children were purchased by bank employees and supplemented by donations from generous businesses and individuals, including Ozark Mountain Poultry, Sharp United Methodist Church, White River Planning & Development, and numerous members of the community. The truck used to transport the gifts to the fairgrounds was provided by Gail and Bill Davis. Also, separate donations from the Citizens Bank employees’ “Blue Jeans Fund” will provide senior citizens with needed holiday items such as blankets, hats, gloves, and toiletries.