Giving the gift of Christmas to families without a Christmas tree

Giving the gift of Christmas to families without a Christmas tree


TODAY.”GIVING THE GIFT OF CHRISTMAS FOR LESS FORTUNATE FAMILIES.”THAT’S BEEN THE GOAL THE PAST THREE YEARS AT BRUNGOT FARMS IN CEDAR PARK, IN THE FINAL DAYS LEADING UP TO THE HOLIDAY. AS K-X-A-N’S BRITTANY GLAS EXPLAINS… THEY DO IT WITH SOME CHRISTMAS TREES… AND A WHOLE LOT OF SPIRIT. THE BECKNEL FAMILY ALWAYS WANTED TO GET A áREAL, LIVEá CHRISTMAS TREE… “THAT WOULD BE PERFECT!”BRYAN BECKNEL: “WE WERE HUNTIN’ AROUND AND THEN WE HEARD …” BRYAN BECKNEL: “YOU GET A TREE AND DONATE WHATEVER YOU HAD SO, SUPER THAT’S WHAT WE DECIDED TO DO. IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO IN MY MIND.”THEY CAME TO BRUNGOT FARMS FRIDAY FOR ONE REASON… “TO GIVE BACK.” BRYAN BECKNEL: “THAT’S WHY WE’RE HERE. HOPEFULLY IT’LL DO SOME GOOD.”IT’S CALLED “OPERATION CHRISTMAS SPIRIT.” WITH THE HOLIDAY RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER… AND TREE SEASON COMING TO A CLOSE… THE FARM REO ARILGO CHRASRETH Y AARON BRUNGOT: “WE HAVE WHAT WE HAVE LEFT AND THEY’RE STILL BEAUTIFUL TREES. THEY’RE HEALTHY IN WATER. AND WE JUST WANT TO FIND THEM A HOME.” IT’S SIMPLE.AARON BRUNGOT: “WE DON’T CARE IF IT’S A DOLLAR OR TEN DOLLARS. IT’S WHAT YOU FEEL FOR WHICHEVER TREE YOU WANT.”AFTER-ALL… WHAT WOULD CHRISTMAS BE WITHOUT A CHRISTMAS TREE…? SEVEN-YEAR-OLD ALEX SAYS IT BEST. ALEX SHELTON: “SO, SO RUINED.”THIS SECOND GRADER IS A áBIGá FAN OF THE HOLIDAY… ESPECIALLY GETTING TO áDECORATE.á ALEX SHELTON: “I REALLY LOVE PUTTING ON ORNAMENTS ON THE CHRISTMAS TREE.”ALEX SHELTON: “I HANG THEM ON THE TREE. LIKE REALLY HIGH UP.”MAKING MEMORIES LIKE THESE… OWNER AARON BRUNGOT SAYS — IS SOMETHING EVERY FAMILY SHOULDET TO RICE. AARON BRUNGOT: “CHILDHOOD AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE, MOM ALWAYS HAD THE SPECIAL DINNER, MUSIC WAS PLAYING, YOU KNOW, COOKIE MAKING, ALL THAT STUFF.” “FAMILY” IS WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT, RIGHTTHáEIR LY.BRYAN BECKNEL: “IT’S AMAZING.”BRITTANY GLAS, K-X- A-N NEWS.## THERE ARE STILL SOME TREES LEFT. YOU CAN GET YOURS TOMORROW BETWEEN 9 AND NOON AT THE TWIN LAKES YMCA. THIS YEAR’S OPERATION CHRISTMAS SPIRIT HAS RAISED MORE THAN ONE-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO BENEFIT LIFEWORKS AUSTIN. THE ORGANIZATION PROVIDES COUNSELING AND OTHER SERVICES FOR AT-RISK CHILDREN.THIS INCLUDES PROVIDING THEM WITH 30 CHRISTMAS TREES AND

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