This holiday season marks the 36th year for the Mitten Tree at Miller’s Home Furnishings on Merrill’s west side.
Throughout the holiday season, the public is invited to donate new hats, mittens, socks and scarfs that are knitted, crocheted or purchased. The items may be brought to Miller’s and hung on the Mitten Tree.
The project is sponsored by Merrill’s west side merchants and Wally Smith, owner of Miller’s Home Furnishings.
“A grateful thank you to Miller’s for providing the tree,” said project coordinator Sandy Hull. “Without you none of this would be possible all these years.”
Posters to promote the tree are made by local Girl Scout troops, this year by Troop 7074 of middle and high school age girls in the Merrill area.
“On behalf of all the children and Wally and myself, we wish to say this community has always been such a sharing and caring and supportive community of the Mitten Tree,” Hull said. “It is with a big heart felt thank you to you that this project has been such a success all these years.
“This means so much to the children whose heads, hands and feet won’t be cold this winter.”
The items from the tree are made available to the children who need them through the Merrill area schools. For more information, contact Hull at 715-536-9131.