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Campus Veterans Again Embrace ‘Giving Tree’ Fundraiser

The Giving Tree recognizes veterans in five branches of service, as well as first responders.
The Giving Tree recognizes veterans in five branches of service, as well as first responders.
Ribbons, lights adorn tree of tribute.
Ribbons, lights adorn tree of tribute.
Gathering donations are veterans Mallory C. Maurer (left), nursing, of Towanda, and Jennifer L. Nicholson, applied health studies: radiography concentration, of Lock Haven.
Gathering donations are veterans Mallory C. Maurer (left), nursing, of Towanda, and Jennifer L. Nicholson, applied health studies: radiography concentration, of Lock Haven.
Stars in their own right
Stars in their own right

Penn College veterans are again sponsoring the Giving Tree to raise money for the Fisher House Foundation, best known for a network of comfort homes where families of wounded veterans can stay at no cost while their loved ones receive treatment. For a $1 donation, members of the Penn College community can hang a ribbon on the tree in the name of a family member or loved one who has served or is serving in the military. The Giving Tree will be on display in the Bush Campus Center (near the Photo ID Center and ATM) through Friday. Veteran students will collect donations at the following times: 12:30-3 p.m. Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-noon Thursday and 1-4 p.m. Friday. All of the ribbons will be placed inside the clear 2017 ornament to be hung on the veterans holiday tree in front of the Student and Administrative Services Center.