Christmas campaign for seniors marks milestone

Marydae Eigenberg directs the Singing Samaritans during
the 30th annual Tree of Love celebration Tuesday at Five
Points Bank.

For the last 30 years, Good Samaritan Village has been putting up trees in various banks around Hastings. These are not just any trees — these are Trees of Love.

This year's Tree of Love sits in the lobby of the Five Points Bank, 2815 Osborne Drive West. It's decorated not with ornaments but with cards from seniors listing the gifts they would like to receive for Christmas.

Community members are encouraged to choose a card, buy the gift and return it to the bank so seniors without family can still receive presents this holiday season.

A celebration was held at the at the bank on Tuesday afternoon to commemorate the 30th year for the Tree of Love.

Paul Hamelink, senior living administrator at the village, told the crowd that more than 5,000 seniors at the village have been touched by the generosity of the Tree of Love in the last 30 years.

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