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Local Hunger Tree surpasses goal

Donations to the Hunger Tree at the local James Valley Community Center surged past a goal.

The Daily Republic published of a photo of the tree Dec. 12. At that time, the center had raised $606 toward its $5,110 goal.

The final tally of donations was $8,465.

The tree included decorations representing 73 seniors who can’t afford meals. The donations are used to provide punch tickets for 20 meals to each of those seniors.