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H-M-S Giving Tree returns for 2022 holiday season

The giving spirit remains strong and bright in the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Community School District.

Now in its fourth year, the H-M-S Giving Tree is once again providing holiday cheer to students in need this Christmas. Organizer Jenna Hemiller reported the gift drive will serve 48 kids from 16 families ranging in age from newborn to age 18.

"The community support is always incredible," she said. "The H-M-S Giving Tree is my baby and I love organizing it."

Those wishing to donate presents to the H-M-S Giving Tree can pick up ornaments with a child's wish list at participating locations in Har...