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Posted: 12/17/2012

Education Division

Visitors to the Division of Education were in for quite a surprise when visiting the area over the past few weeks. Inspired by Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree, the division incorporated the idea of giving into a holiday decorating theme of “The Giving Forest.” Four 6 ½ foot decorated trees, greens, and other decorations greeted guests as they exited the elevator and entered the lobby area.

Members of the division and Mary Kern, Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences division assistant, made monetary donations to the project and Dr. Fran Langan went on a shopping spree for a variety of items including cold weather accessories, clothing, and blankets, among other items.

While the display has been dismantled for the upcoming holiday break, all items will be donated to local charities including Friends of the Poor, the Golden Living Center in Tunkhannock, Head Start of Luzerne County, and Catholic Social Services.