December 19, 2012

Local company gives charitable Christmas

Jessica Lane, Staff Writer,
The Express-Star

CHICKASHA — It felt like Christmas morning in the break room at HSI Sensing.

New winter clothing hung high up the wall. Shoes, pillow pets, fleece blankets and a variety of toys and games were packed tightly across three tables.

"It looks like Toys R' Us," Tressia Meeks, Bill Wallace Early Childhood Center principal said.

Thanks to HSI Sensing employees, children from six needy families will be receiving these items for Christmas.

Chickasha Public Schools and BWECC representatives took the gifts on behalf of the families at a presentation Tuesday morning.

Superintendent Jim Glaze thanked HSI employees for their effort on behalf of Chickasha Public Schools.

"It's encouraging to see groups of people and businesses show love to the community," Glaze said.

Mary-Lynn Ledbetter told HSI Sensing employees about the child whose Christmas was going to be a little more joyous because of them.

"He has bright cheery eyes, a bright smile and comes to school ready to go," Ledbetter said.

Ledbetter said that the well-mannered boy has been raised by his 78-year-old grandmother.

"It's such a blessing to see so many people care for our children," Denise Burns said.

Linda Ross, Rhonda Leatherbury and Sarah Doughty acted as HSI employee representatives in selecting the gifts.