[Jackie Rakers (from left), educational programs and volunteer coordinator at Abbey Farms in Aurora, and Amy Nelson, Batavia School District 101 community outreach coordinator, go over a list of Batavia families set to receive donated Christmas trees from Abbey Farms.]
The wider support included a gift card to help purchase tree stands and tree skirts. People brought items such as stuffed animals for the children and ornaments for the trees, which were delivered Dec. 13.
Abbey Farms customers donated at the seasonal store this fall to help make it all possible, and the business also thanks The Holmstad, Batavia Enterprises, Walmart, Home Depot, the Marmion Advancement Office, Image Awards and Engraving, the Marmion swim team, Fawn Gifts, Rotolo Middle School Builder’s Club and ChristaLyn Cole. Abbey Farms is a nonprofit farm with all proceeds from events and product sales benefiting the monks of Marmion Abbey and their missions.