REMINDER: BancFirst’s Angel Tree program running through Dec. 15

REMINDER: BancFirst’s Angel Tree program running through Dec. 15

If you walk into the lobby area of the BancFirst in Jenks, you will see a nicely lit Christmas tree with small notes pinned to it.

At first glance, you might just think to yourself, “those are pretty decorations”. However, if you look closer, you will see those small notes are much more than decorations.

They are lists of items that residents of Grace Living Center in Jenks have put together as gifts they would like for the Christmas season.

For the 21st year, BancFirst in Jenks has put up its Angel Tree with 148 angels from Grace Living Center. The age range of the angels this year is 39 to 100.

Residents at Grace Living Center will not be able to celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas this year with their families due to precautions from the COVID-19 pandemic.

BancFirst staff said they wanted to do the annual Angel Tree, but they are aware of the current economic situation people are facing this year and wanted the gifts to be simple to purchase and in a certain price range.

Most of the gifts on the lists this year are necessities, and items easier to purchase.

The Angel Tree is anonymous both ways. The angel does not know who purchased their gifts and the person purchasing the gifts does not know the name of the angel they are shopping for to give them a great holiday season.

The program also got started earlier this year and will run through Dec. 15 to allow more time for people purchasing items for an angel.

One difference this year due to the pandemic and to limit interaction between people, those who purchase gifts for the angels are asked to check themselves out at a table, which is set up in the lobby of the bank.

Kyle Salomon

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