BY MELANIE BUCK –
The Polk County 4-H Club, which includes 13 clubs across the county, have done something special for seniors during this season of giving. The ‘Santas for Seniors’ program was opened up for low-income senior citizens, ages 65 years and older, to provide them with special gifts this Christmas.
The clubs have been accepting donations and sponsors since November and have gathered enough to provide 71 seniors with gifts and food baskets. Seniors were allowed to provide a list of wants, however, Carla Vaught was quick to point out that their lists were full of needs instead. Most seniors asked for things like blankets, socks, coats, and one even asked for a heater.
4-H members were on hand at the Polk County Extension Office on Wednesday to help bag up the goodies and prepare them for delivery. They expressed gratitude for all of those who donated to their cause.