Keuka College community provides holiday cheer

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
Keuka College students who delivered gifts to Child and Family Resources included (front, from left) Jackie Baker, Molly Flanagan, Allie Waye-Walker, Ashley Salois, David Hull and, back from left, Amy Stroka, Raachel Whitney, Jennifer Bush, Laura Williams, Meghan Morales and Matt Crabb. With them are one of Santa’s helpers and Anne Marie Guthrie, dean of the Keuka College Center for Experiential Learning.

PENN YAN — For 13 years the Keuka College community has collected gifts for families in the Yates County area, and this year’s Angel Tree effort was the biggest ever.

A group of Keuka College students delivered sacks full of gifts to the Child and Family Resources office on East Main Street in Penn Yan last week.

Forty-four children and their families, served by Child and Family Resources will enjoy the efforts of the Angle Tree program.

Keuka College Community Service advocates were joined by representatives from Rotaract, Sigma Lambda Sigma the Social Work Club and the DRIVE program participated in the project, according to Laura Williams, one of the members of the Community Service Advocates of Keuka College who work in the Center For Experiential Learning.

Lists of suggested gift items are hung on the Angel Tree at the college, and students, faculty and staff purchase the items to be given to the families.

Williams said more than $5,610 was raised in donations this year as well.