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Another Outstanding Year For LCFS/OPP Angel Trees

Another Outstanding Year For LCFS/OPP Angel Trees

Lanark County – The Lanark County Child and Family Services (LCFS) and Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Angel Tree Program is at year 31, and has seen the number of “angels”, children affiliated with the Lanark County Child and Family Services rise close to 600. Our community came through once again (as they have every year) and all those children will receive presents.

The LCFS and OPP thank all our Lanark County municipal offices and the Pakenham library who have hosted angel trees as far back as the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.

An additional thanks to our community partners who joined the program in the last 10 years. They are; Albany, Eaton, Perth Town Hall, Perth Hospital and Lanark County Administration located in Perth, OPP East Region Headquarters and the OPP Provincial Communications Centre located in Smith Falls and the Carleton Place Walmart.

Thanks to the elementary schools and High Schools that also participated. Many students pooled money in their classrooms and then purchased gifts for an angel. The student participation was a welcome and overwhelming success.

Further thanks to all the organizations including the Montague Forget Me Not Seniors Club, and Barnabe’s Independent where numerous hand knitted items were donated to keep children warm!

The officers were able to collect the mountain of gifts thanks to Lanark County Crime Stoppers loaning their truck and trailer.

Last but not least, a huge thanks to everyone who took the time to retrieve an angel and purchase a gift. Due to your generosity almost 600 children will have an extra special Christmas.

Wishing You a Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy New year!


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