For many years, the Mitten Tree program in Oregon County has brought the joy of Christmas to local families in need. The application period for signing up your family for the Mitten Tree will be ending on Nov. 17. Applications can be picked up at the Oregon County Health Department.
The program will feature Mitten Trees at several businesses around the area including: Walmart in Thayer; Harp's in Alton and Thayer; Bank of Alton locations; Bank of Thayer locations; and the Dollar General in Alton.
Members of the community will be able to take a Mitten from the tree containing the child's gift wish, purchase the present and return it to the tree in time for delivery at the holidays.
Last year, the program helped over 300 families have a brighter Christmas.