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The Aspen Lakes Estates Owners’ Association held their second annual “Spirit of Christmas Giving 2020” in conjunction with the Sisters-Camp Sherman Rural Fire Protection District’s sponsorship, providing Christmas gifts and assistance to families in need in Sisters Country this holiday season.

Like most events this year, the format of our charitable opportunity took on a new look. ALEOA’s Social Committee donned masks and worked socially distant from one another, decorating their neighborhood Recreation Center into a festive holiday setting, complete with fireman’s helmet and boot. Homeowners who wished to contribute to the Sisters Community in a meaningful and charitable manner, were able to safely stop by individually during a month-long opportunity to donate financially, purchase gift cards, and Christmas shop for our community’s children. Committee members were well received when they walked Aspen Lakes’ streets to personally extend a participation invitation to each neighbor.

The loaned fireman’s boot was stuffed full of contributions! At least 45 Aspen Lakes homeowners gifted over $2,500 in monetary donations, as well as purchased ten large gift bags filled with the requests of the receiving families for their children.

This local opportunity, developed and coordinated with the Fire District’s personnel, continues a refreshing meaning to the annual Aspen Lakes’ holiday celebration. Social Committee Co-Chairpersons Laurel Olson and Barbara DeLorenzo with their committee members, including Mary Fry, Christmas giving coordinator, gathered to showcase the “Spirit of Christmas Giving” opportunity.

The ALEOA looks forward to continuing this tradition during their annual holiday festivities.