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Thu October 24, 2013

Entertaining the Hours of Your Week: Gift Giving

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The holidays are just around the corner, and the feeling of the season is already beginning to show. 

Friday, October 25 is Oklahoma's Gift of Giving day and elementary schools across the state are using the occasion as an opportunity for students to send a gift, card or craft to persons serving in the military. Kendall Whitter Elementary and Wiley Post Elementary are among those schools holding events wherein students and staff will spread the word that a home made card or craft could change some ones life.

As a gesture of giving a gift to the atmosphere (as well as to your home), the Moore Community Center hosts the Moore Tree Giveaway this Friday, the 25 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. In light of the recent storms, this event also serves as a way to bring the city back to where it once was. 

Trees are given away to residents on a first come first serve basis and include maple, oak, juniper, redbud, crape myrtle and sycamore.

If you are looking for a quick and easy way to give with big results, Governor Mary Fallin's Feeding Oklahoma Food Drive continues until October 31 and has not yet reached it's goal of 1.4 million meals to feed families, children, seniors and those affected by the recent tornados. 

Donations can be made in the form of food, money or service. Food and monetary donations can at any local food bank and online at regionalfoodbank.org

If all of the gift giving has you in a holiday spirit, check out these Halloween themed events for the rest of the weekend.

Candle Light Ghost tour in Seminole on Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

The 10th annual Mummy and Son Masquerade Ball in Norman from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

The Boo on Bell Fall Festival in Shawnee from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

For way to fill the 168 hours of your week, visit the calendar page.

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