[caption id="attachment_70421" align="alignleft" width="400"]<img src="https:\/\/pocahontastimes.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/25\/2020\/12\/IMG_1416.jpg" alt="" class="size-full wp-image-70421" \/> Pendleton Community Bank, above, and Glades Building Supply have Senior Angel Trees for 85 local seniors who could use a little Christmas spirit this year. Those interested in providing a gift for one of the angels may go through PCB\u2019s drive-thru or go into Glades store to pick up a angel.[\/caption]\r\n\r\nLaura Dean Bennett\r\nStaff Writer\r\n\r\nThis is the second year that the Pocahontas County Senior Citizens has offered the people of our community the opportunity to make a senior citizen\u2019s Christmas more merry and bright than it might have been.\r\n\r\nAnd, this year, as they did last year, the people of Pocahontas County have not disappointed.\r\n\r\nPCSC Fiscal Officer Dottie Brock had the idea of making a Senior Angel Tree.\r\n\r\nShe said that there are about 85 seniors on this year\u2019s angel tree list \u2013 folks who are homebound or have no local family \u2013 who might otherwise receive very few or no Christmas gifts.\r\n\r\nPCSC staff called each senior angel to ask what they would like to receive for Christmas.\r\n\r\n\u201cIt wasn\u2019t easy to get these folks to say what, if anything, they wanted for Christmas,\u201d Brock, said. \u201cMost of them said they didn\u2019t need anything, that we should, instead, find children who were in need. That\u2019s just how these people are.\r\n\r\n\u201cThey don\u2019t like to ask for anything.\u201d \r\n\r\nBut, despite the protests, their wish lists were finally completed, with jig-saw puzzles and search-a-word books, gloves, socks, blankets, shirts, jackets, craft supplies and food being the most popular gifts requested.\r\n\r\n\u201cAnd Fig Newtons were often mentioned as a favorite snack,\u201d Brock added.\r\n\r\nPendleton Community Bank had a Senior Angel tree in the lobby last year, but because of concerns about the virus, they decided to host their Senior Angels via their drive-thru this year.\r\n\r\nGlades Building Supply supports this program, as well, and has a Senior Angel tree in their store.\r\n\r\nBoth have reported that most of the angels have already been spoken for, but there may still be a few available.\r\n\r\nIf you would like to make Christmas special for a homebound senior this year, contact Pendleton Community Bank or Glades Building Supply.\r\n\r\nThe deadline for returning gifts to Glades, Pendleton or the PCSC is December 18.\r\n\r\nThe Senior Angel Christmas gifts will be delivered to the angels December 23.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe want to thank everyone whose generosity is making this program possible,\u201d Brock said.\r\n\r\n\u201cBelieve me, this program means so much to our homebound seniors and the folks who don\u2019t have any family here. Last year when the gifts were delivered, there were a lot of tears of gratitude shed by those who received a gift.\u201d \r\n\r\nEven if there are no more angels available, you can still contribute to PCSC to support senior programs, and your donation would be most appreciated.\r\n\r\nCall Dottie Brock or Executive Director John Simmons at 304-799-6337.