In the spirit of the holiday season, Elk Rapids Rotarians and the Village Market staff invites community members to pick up Giving Tree tags this week at the Elk Rapids Village Market location.
Tags on the tree identify a child, their age and a modest gift suggestion. (So, there’s no agonizing over the perfect gift; the tag provides the specific, requested details!) Gifts are to be turned in to the Village Market in Elk Rapids by Sunday, December 1st.
Village Market runs the Giving Tree program by seeking and identifying local children in need of a little extra holiday cheer. The Elk Rapids Rotary Club offers financial support to the program by donating $1,500 towards Giving Tree gifts, in addition to picking up more than 25 gift tags. Funds donated by Rotarians are raised through the club’s summer Rock-A-Thon, Chicken BBQ and fall Rotary Show. 
Pictured offering the challenge are front row: Rotarians Olivia Adams, Lisa Worsley-Matthews; Second row: Village Market managers Jenny Sobbry, Vickie Anderson, Rotarians Carol Heles, Tom Stephenson, Doug Swartz and Rockne Paige; in back: John Kiblinger and Norm Veliquette.