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Get Fit! Friends Make Wishes Come True

Several weeks ago the Christmas Tree at Get Fit! was heavy with 151 candy canes and attached tags. On each tag was a wish from an area child whose parents needed some assistance to make their children's Christmas dreams come true. This week the area around the tree is piled with presents to make 16 families lives happier.

The children's names were supplied by personnel of USD 461 and the Wilson County Health Department. The presents were purchased by employees, members and friends of Get Fit!, Wilson Medical Center's Wellness Center.

Most children wanted toys and clothes. Every gift request has been filled and each family will also receive a G & W gift certificate and a large can of popcorn. Family sizes range from 2 to 7 members.

The gifts include 6 bicycles with helmets. Brandy Daniels, Get Fit! Wellness Coordinator said they were including a contract which parent's could have children sign promising they would always wear their helmets while riding their bikes. These same contracts are available free of charge to any parent who wants to pick a copy at Get Fit! which is located at 6th and Main, Neodesha. Designer bicycle helmets are also available for $7.50 in a variety of sizes and designs. The staff is hoping every child receiving a bicycle for Christmas will also receive a helmet.