North Kaibab Christmas Trees Given to Local Senior Centers

Contact(s): Jackie Banks, 928-635-8314

Christmas tree at Senior Center near NKRDFREDONIA, Ariz., Dec. 6, 2019 -- The North Kaibab Ranger District of Kaibab National Forest is spreading holiday cheer within the communities of Fredonia, Arizona and Kanab, Utah. This week, district employees donated two Christmas trees, one to the Fredonia Senior Center and the other to the Kanab Senior Center.

The North Kaibab Ranger District Employees Association covered the cost of the Christmas tree tags, and members of the district timber management program handled locating, harvesting and delivering the beautiful trees from the forest to the senior centers. "Tis the season for giving, and this was a great way to do something nice for our community," said Liz O'Dell Forestry Technician with the Kaibab National Forest.

The senior centers were thankful for the gesture and it inspired some to continue in the giving spirit.

"We turned it into a giving tree to help support the local Care and Share. The seniors love seeing it," said Jerica Bauer, Activity Director for the Kanab Senior Center.

If you would like to spruce up your home or office with a Kaibab Christmas tree, and make it a part of your holiday traditions, tree tags are still available. Contact the district office at 430 S. Main St., Fredonia; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays.

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North Kaibab Christmas Trees Given to Local Senior Centers news release 12-6-19