Molalla Manor Care staff and residents thank community, Trish Keiland talks Molalla's Christmas spirit

Christmas wish list blessed Molalla Manor residents

Molalla Manor Care Center would like to thank all of the wonderful people in this community and surrounding communities for supporting us in our Christmas wish list for our residents. Every single resident had gifts and some residents were amazed that they got anything! What a wonderful surprise to do for someone you don't even know!

We would like to thank Naomi Farmer at Cowgirls Trading Company for taking over the big job of working with the gift list and delivering them all to us. She did a wonderful job!

Thank you all so much and God bless.

Molalla Manor staff and residents


Christmas season in Molalla seemed a little more friendly this year

To the editor:

A special thanks to the people who created and ran the Christmas events in the city of Molalla. From the Singing Christmas Tree to the start of festivities with the tree light­ing ceremony at city hall, Molalla did a wonderful job of ring­ing in the holidays and keeping that spirit with them throughout.

I don't know if it was just me, but I noted a special spirit of thankfulness and kindness during the Christmas rush this year. It's easy to get caught up in all that goes into Christ­mas, and it certainly can be stressful on people. But I ran into many people who offered a warm "Merry Christmas" to me or others as they passed by. It was refreshing and much-needed, I think.

At a time where meanness and lack of empathy seem to be permeating our society at the highest levels in the land, it was a good feeling to note that in the small town of Molalla, out here in Oregon, the Christmas spirit seemed to be alive and well for 2018.

Here's hoping we can keep that going, and the civility that comes with it, in 2019.

Trish Keiland


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