The Mitten Tree has been warming hands and hearts in Merrill for 32 years. The tree has reappeared at Miller’s Home Furnishings in Merrill for this holiday season. The public is invited to purchase, knit or crochet mittens, hats, socks and scarves to hang on the tree.
The Mitten Tree is sponsored by the Merrill Westside Merchants and Wally Smith of Miller’s Home Furnishings. The tree itself was donated by Nancy and her son Ryan Priebe of Priebe Spring Hill Evergreen, N2611 Hwy. 17, Merrill.
The Girl Scout Cadets of Troop 7074 from Prairie River Middle School and Merrill High School, Junior Troop 7121, Brownie’s Troop 7254 and Daisy Troop 7452 from Kate Goodrich School created posters to promote the tree. The troops also donated items to hang on the tree.
“The community has always been so supportive of the Mitten Tree and it is with a big heartfelt thank you to you that the project has been such a success all these years,” said Mitten Tree coordinator Sandy Hull. “It means so much to the children whose heads, hands and feet won’t be cold this winter.”
Hull also thanked the Foto News for their help in promoting the Mitten Tree for the past 32 years.
The items from the tree are made available to children who need them through the Merrill area schools.
For more information, contact Sandy Hull at 715-536-9131.