Help ensure others also have a happy holiday

November 11, 2012 by  

The Mayor’s Tree Lighting will take place in downtown Overland Park on November 16 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, helping to usher in the holiday season and no doubt exciting the children of the city, not to mention many adults. It will also help those who are less fortunate to have a happier holiday.

Each year, the Mayor’s Tree Fund chooses a charity for which to raise money. This year, money raised will go to the Johnson County Christmas Bureau, with both cash donations and items accepted. Barrels will be set up in several area businesses to collect items like hats, gloves, scarves, sweaters, bedding, small kitchen appliances, children’s clothing, coats, personal care items, sports equipment, and, of course, toys. The Johnson County Christmas Bureau hopes to be able to serve 3,400 families this year.

In addition to the lighting of the tree by the mayor, the event will also feature holiday entertainment and a visit from Santa Claus. This will be an ideal opportunity for people in the community to help those who are in need and to help give underprivileged children a Christmas to remember.

No doubt organizers of the Mayor’s Tree Fund are working with Overland Park printing companies to inform the public about what is needed. A flyer listing the Johnson County Christmas Bureau’s ‘wish list’ would go a long way in helping the number of families they wish to help this year, as would promotional poster printing.