The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

November 2, 2013

Spruce Up a Life kicks off Monday

By Phyllis Zorn, Staff Writer
Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Spruce Up a Life, Salvation Army of Enid’s annual program to brighten Christmas for local families in need, will kick off Monday at Oakwood Mall.

Donors can purchase a Salvation Army Christmas tree, decorate it and provide gifts and food for the associated family, or adopt an individual child represented by an angel on a tree.

The trees will be delivered by UPS to the families before Christmas.

Majors Ernest and Debra Hull said the ribbon-cutting and kick-off for this year’s Spruce Up a Life program will be 6-9 p.m. Monday.

This year the program will include 210 families and about 1,100 children up to age 12.

“On an emergency basis, we would add more,” Hull said.

Although the Enid Salvation Army has a five-county service area, most of the families are from Enid, Hull said.