It’s a Christmas tradition in Ruthven. Iowa State Bank in Ruthven is putting up the Sharing Tree for the tenth year. Employees invite area residents to make Christmas special through this gift program for residents at the Ruthven Community Care Center, Assisted Living Center and RCCC Villa.
Since 2003 the bank has displayed the Sharing Tree that features a list of items needed by the residents of the Ruthven Community Care Center, Assisted Living Center and RCCC Villa. Gifts are listed by name for each resident along with gift suggestions. Those wishing to purchase a gift for a resident listed on the Sharing Tree may contact Jan Helmke at the Iowa State Bank in Ruthven. Cash donations can also be made by individuals, organizations or clubs. The funds donated will be used to purchase items remaining on the list. Checks should be made payable to “The Sharing Tree” and can be delivered or mailed to Iowa State Bank, P.O. Box 249, Ruthven, IA 51358.
“For ten years we have been involved with this community project that helps others. We thank the community for their support, and hope that this year’s project is a great success,” said Larry Conlon of Iowa State Bank. The Sharing Tree project will continue through the Bank’s open house on Friday, December 13, to allow for Christmas delivery.