Volunteers in the greater Sisters area are once again celebrating the holiday season with several activities during the next two months including the Sisters Christmas Parade, holiday lights display, Spirit of Christmas gift drive and community Christmas dinner at the fire station.
The Sisters – Camp Sherman Fire & Ambulance Association is sponsoring the annual “Spirit of Christmas Giving Tree” to provide Christmas gifts to families in need in Sisters Country this holiday season. We expect to serve close to 250 families this year.
Gifts are available to children age newborn to seniors in high school of low-income families who live within the Sisters or Black Butte School Districts. Applications for the program are available to be picked up now at the following locations: Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District, Kiwanis Club and the FAN office in Sisters. Applications are due by Friday, November 17 at 5 p.m. in order to receive a gift. Please get your applications in early so your request can be filled.
The Association is collecting new unwrapped gifts at the Main Fire Station at 301 South Elm Street in Sisters. There will be “Spirit of Christmas Giving Trees” at Sisters Ray’s Food Place, Sisters Bi-Mart, Black Butte Ranch Post Office and Black Butte Ranch Police Department by November 18. Last year we launched a new virtual “Spirit of Christmas Giving Tree” and plan to have that option available again this year. On our District website at www.sistersfire.com you will be able to pick a tag and help make Christmas a little more special for a Sisters family in need right from the comfort of your home or from anywhere you have internet access.
Volunteers encourage you to pick a gift tag for a child from one of the trees and purchase specific gifts requested by the families rather than just donating a non-specific gift. For those folks that would like to participate in the program, but are unable to purchase a specific gift, we will also accept cash donations. Cash donations are tax deductible and will go toward gift buying. Cash donations can be made at the main fire station at 301 South Elm Street in Sisters, by mail at PO Box 1509, Sisters, Oregon or on our website at www.sistersfire.com. The deadline for gift donations is Friday, December 1. The tags that are not filled by the community will be filled by Fire District volunteer shoppers using donated funds, which mean that no qualifying child gets left without a gift.
If you haven’t seen the Christmas lights display at the main fire station at 301 South Elm Street in Sisters, be sure to drive by and stop and listen. The light display is accompanied by music each evening from parade day until after Christmas.
On Christmas Day, The Sisters-Camp Sherman Rural Fire Protection District and the Sisters-Camp Sherman Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Association would like to invite the public to join us at our Annual Sisters Community Christmas Dinner to be held Christmas day at 1 p.m. in the Sisters Fire Station Community Hall located at 301 South Elm Street, Sisters, Oregon. Everyone in the community is welcome and no reservation is required.
For more information please contact the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District at 541-549-0771.