Christmas Angels


Ashlie Thompson

(From left to right) Senior Lauren Sumner, junior Braeleigh Flickenger and senior Logan Maynard shop for the angel gifts. NHS members went to Walmart and Target on November 30th.

Several service clubs from LHS are participating in a Angel Tree project this holiday season. Among those clubs are National Honors Society, Key Club and Interact Club.

“I hope that they would learn the value of giving to others that are in need,” NHS sponsor Sally Clemmons said. “I think they enjoyed giving back.”

One of the projects is the nationwide Salvation Army Angel Tree. According to The Salvation Army, the ultimate goal of the Angel Tree program is to provide new toys and clothing to less fortunate children during the holiday season.

[I learned that] Christmas isn’t about just receiving. It’s about giving to those who don’t always get things.”

— Lainey Goodson

“NHS raised money and students brought donations,” Clemmons said. “We went to Target and Walmart in Tyler to shop for the kids that we chose. We also ate at McAlister’s before we went shopping and had a time of fellowship.”

Both NHS and Key Club chose an angel to buy gifts for through this program. Students could earn community service hours by either contributing money or getting together to purchase the gifts.

“[I learned that] Christmas isn’t about just receiving,” junior Key Club member Lainey Goodson said. “It’s about giving to those who don’t always get things.”

The Interact Club is participating in  more local Angel Tree projects through the Lindale Floral Shop. The angels are residents of the nursing home.

“We picked out an envelope that had a list of items [the nursing home residents] requested,” junior Interact officer Evan Howell said. “It feels good to be able to give back and bring joy to others, especially during Christmas time. I really think they will be excited [about receiving the gifts].”