A staple of the Ritzville community, the Giving Tree enters its fourth decade
Last updated 12/19/2019 at 5:51pm
It's been a fixture of Ritzville for as long as many people can remember, and now the Giving Tree enters its fourth decade of service as a way for the community to help aid less fortunate families during the holiday season.
The Giving Tree was founded back in December 1989, when George H.W. Bush was in the first year of his presidency, the Soviet Union still existed, the No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 was Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire," Taylor Swift had just been born, and "The Simpsons" had just premiered on FOX.
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