Rec Center, First Year Residence Halls partner to grant holiday wishes


The Marshall Recreation Center and the First Year Residence halls are partnering this holiday season to help local agencies and children in the Huntington Community with a program called “Rec the Halls with Holiday Hopes.”

Wish lists are being collected from local agencies such as Golden Girls, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Ronald McDonald House, A.D. Lewis Community Center and NECCO. The wishes will be hung on a tree in the lobby of the Marshall Recreation Center and in the First Year Residence Hall South dorm. People may stop by the Recreation Center or Residence Hall starting Wednesday, Nov. 14, to collect a wish to fulfill.

A wrapping party will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, to wrap the gifts for the agencies. Volunteers will be rewarded with snacks and drinks, while enjoying each other’s company in a festive atmosphere.

The person collecting the wish is asked to purchase the item listed and either drop it off at the Rec Center before Dec. 13 or bring it to the wrapping party.

For more information call  Recreation Center Assistant Director Michele Muth at ext.6-2943 or e-mail her at pallante1@marshall.edu.