Many of us remember Gena Chilton as the “candy lady.” As the children of Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church left for Joyful Noise, they first stopped to see Miss Gena who always had red Life Saver candy to give them. Gena’s love for children was not limited to Crescent Hill. During her life as a teacher and school principal, she always provided for children. Shoes and peanut butter were often the “life savers” offered by Gena when she knew that a child was in need.
To honor her memory, Crescent Hill’s Presbyterian Women’s Circle is “planting” Gena’s Tree in the gathering room in the rear of the sanctuary. Each season you will be invited to laden the tree with specific offerings for children. Everyone is invited to participate, especially our children and youth.
During the summer, we look forward to the new school year and encourage you to provide “life savers” in the form of back packs and school supplies for the children of United Crescent Hill Ministries. You will find a basket at the bottom of the tree and colorful hangers on the tree where you may place the items. We will see that they are delivered to UCHM.
During autumn and winter, we encourage you to provide “life savers” in the form of hats, mittens, and scarves. Yarn is available at the foot of the tree if you wish to use it. You may hang items on the tree or put them in a basket at the bottom of the tree. We will see that they are delivered to UCHM.
We look forward to your participation so that the tree may bear much fruit so that the children at United Crescent Hill Ministries and the children at the Presbyterian Community Center might live life abundantly.