Marshall Recreation Center and First-Year Residence Halls partner again to bring holiday joy to Tri-State

The  Recreation Center and the  First-Year Residence halls are partnering this holiday season to help local agencies and children in the Huntington community.

Rec the Halls with Holiday Hopes can be compared to an “Angel Tree.” Wish lists will be collected from local agencies such as Golden Girls, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Tri-State, A.D. Lewis Community Center, Ronald McDonald House, Branches, Pressley Ridge, Lily’s Place and NECCO.

The wishes will be hung on a tree in the lobby of the  Rec Center and in both First-Year Residence Hall lobbies. Anyone interested may stop by the Rec or residence halls  to collect a wish. Then he or she may bring their items back to that same location with the tag attached to help make the holiday dreams come true for someone in the Tri-State. All wish items must be dropped off by Wednesday, Dec. 10.

There is no need to worry about wrapping the gifts – the Recreation Center and First-Year Residence Halls will take care of the wrapping. A wrapping party will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12 to wrap the gifts for the agencies. Volunteers will be rewarded with snacks and drinks in a festive atmosphere.

For more information contact Dan Belcher, facility/operations coordinator, at ext.6-4651 or by e-mailing him at; or, Michele Muth, assistant director, marketing & memberships, at ext.6-2943, or by e-mailing her at