The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News editor 

Plenty of presents

H-M-S Giving Tree gives back


December 17, 2020


Kim Spier and Jenna Hemiller, along with Hemiller's two daughters, pick up gifts last Friday from the tree located at Savings Bank in Hartley. This year 147 gifts were donated to the H-M-S Giving Tree project.

Christmas came early Monday for 18 families in the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Community School District.

Organizers of the H-M-S Giving Tree doled out 147 gifts to 49 school-age children. The project is in its second year and supported entirely from community contributions.

"We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the response that our second-annual project has received. People were really thoughtful with their gifts," said Jenna Hemiller, wife of H-M-S High School Principal Nate Hemiller. "Overall, we are blown away by the communities' awesome support. Multiple parents commented how thankful the...

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