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Letter to the Editor: Lions Club Toys for Kids a success for the children of Williams

Letter to the Editor (WGCN)

Letter to the Editor (WGCN)

Can you imagine 96 smiles? On behalf of 96 children from 35 local families, thank you for your generous donations of gifts and money to the Williams Lions Club Toys for Kids 2022 Christmas program.

In addition to the many who took cards from the three trees and returned them with gifts, there were also monetary donations. One was from the Gray family.

In 1963, Williams resident, Mary Louise Gray suffered a stroke. For several years after, her children were recipients of the Toys for Tots program, as it was called then. Her family often reflects on those days and how appreciative they were, along with their mother, for the assistance they received. This year the family made a generous donation in remembrance of their mother.

Thanks to Chelsea Bivens-Evinger of the Mountain Real Estate Team for the donations of gifts and cash. Thanks also to the businesses who sponsored trees for the cards and collected gifts. They are Old Trails True Value Hardware, National Bank of Arizona, and North Country HealthCare in Williams.

We are a small community with a big heart!

Billie Watt

Williams Lions Club

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