TEXARKANA -- Gifts for senior adults are appreciated during the holidays also.
Children and adults over 60 are both featured on the Salvation Army "Angel Tree" in front of Dillard's store in Central Mall.
The program is for families who need assistance providing Christmas presents to children 12 years and younger and seniors 65 and older.
"Our seniors are the sweetest people. Most of them only receive Social Security and they ask for really basic things like socks or hygiene items. Sometimes they might ask for something like a fishing pole," said Sann Terry, who does public relations for the Salvation Army of Texarkana.
The senior angels are mixed in with the children on the tree, Terry said. Each name on the tree is complete with a list of gift recommendations and clothing and shoe sizes for that person. Anyone wishing to help can select an angel off the tree, shop for the person and then return the gift. Angels can be adopted through Dec.7. Gifts need to be purchased and turned in to the Salvation Army by Dec. 8.
Angels can also be adopted by visiting the Salvation Army of Texarkana office at 400 E. 4th St. in Texarkana, Texas, or visit the website for an online application.