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Fill a Forgotten Stocking

November 21, 2022

American State Bank & Trust Co. collecting Teen Christmas Gifts

For more than 25 years, American State Bank & Trust Company in Williston has been collecting Christmas gifts for its “Fill A Forgotten Stocking” drive in conjunction with the Salvation Army.

Unwrapped gifts for those ages 13-18 years old are accepted through December 15 at the Main Office at 223 Main Street. The Salvation Army will then wrap and distribute the gifts to area teens in need this Christmas. There is an area set up in the Main Bank to drop off gifts.

“It’s been called the Forgotten Stocking all these years because we want to be sure teens in need of Christmas gifts are thought of,” said Assistant Vice President and Marketing Office Debbie Richter, “American State Bank is happy to collect gifts that will make a teenagers Christmas a little brighter.”

Along with unwrapped gifts, gift cards are accepted, as well as cash—which is given to Salvation Army officials to use for gift shopping to fill in where some gifts might be lacking. There are some school groups, church youth groups and other organizations that pool funds for gifts for the Forgotten Stocking, Richter added. Gift suggestions include: ear buds, apple watches, hoodies, graphic tees, books, board games, computer games, wireless speakers, sports equipment, phone accessories, floor pillows, beanies, nail art kits, desk organizers and music, gaming or movie gift cards.

For questions, contact Richter at 701-774-4100.