An area senior center isn’t waiting until the holiday season to put up their tree.
But instead of being decorated with ornaments, it contains school supplies that seniors have purchased and placed in the tree. It’s the idea of one of the Carl Junction Senior Center’s members, Wanda Jackson. Jackson says seniors have been purchasing school supplies throughout the month of August and placed them inside or under the tree.
“Jenny Driscoll, she’s with Bright Futures here in Carl Junction, and she’ll come on Monday and we’ll give this all to her on Monday,” says Jackson.
Jackson says seniors will start collecting items for next month, the first week of September. She says she wants to keep it a secret as to what organization they’ll be buying items for next.