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December 17, 2009

Peterson, Bacon Autoplex help less fortunate

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PALESTINE — As they do every year, the annual Kroger Angel Tree helps provide for less fortunate children and senior citizen. Each angel on the tree represents a child or a senior citizen in need of a few Christmas gifts.

Those who want to help, take an angel from the tree and return with gifts specifically for the angel.

But sometimes when time is running out, there are angels still left on the tree.

In the spirit of Christmas, Bacon Autoplex provided a donation to the Kroger Angel Tree on Wednesday, collected from the Bacon family of employees, so that all of the remaining angels will be cared for.

Peterson helps provide

food boxes in Palestine

Speaking of helping others, Adrian Peterson’s ‘All Day’ Foundation has donated $10,000 to help feed hungry East Texans. The donation to the East Texas Food Bank will provide more than 300 food boxes to families in need. Officers and volunteers of the foundation will distribute the food boxes to families in the Palestine area.

“To give is powerful. When we offer someone food, we are not only giving that person something to eat. We are giving much more. Strength, health, sound mind, and even life are not possible without food. So my holiday wish is to help feed East Texans and sustain life during these hard economic times,” Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings running back and Palestine native said in a East Texas Food Bank news release.

Officers and volunteers of the Adrian Peterson ‘All Day’ Foundation will gather at Palestine High School’s cafeteria from 4 to 6 p.m. today to distribute the holiday boxes to more than 300 Palestine families in need of assistance. The families have been pre-qualified and provided with holiday food box vouchers. Families will present the vouchers and then receive a holiday food box.

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