Tis’ the season to fulfill Pima Wish Trees

Jon Johnson Photo/Gila Herald: The Pima Wish Trees are up at the Pima Public Library (pictured) and Pima Town Hall.

By Jon Johnson


PIMA – It is the season of the spirit of giving and to help facilitate that the town of Pima has set up its “Wish Trees” at Pima Town Hall and the Pima Public Library.

Pima Town Hall is located at 110 W. Center St. and the library is at 70 S. 200 West. 

The Wish Trees contain wish tags that identify whether the wish is for a male or female, or the elderly. Tags contain information such as shoe and clothing sizes and/or a gift wish. 

This is the fifth annual Pima Wish Tree event, and it is near and dear to Vice Mayor Sherrill Teeter’s heart. 

“I’ve gone without – especially as a kid – and, hopefully, I don’t have to go without as an adult, but I think everybody needs to feel important and loved.”  

In addition to the Wish Trees, Teeter said some children are going to be writing Christmas Cards to go with the elder wishes. 

“I think that’s the sentiment of the council as a whole,” Teeter said. “We want to try and help give back as much as possible and this is just our way of helping give back to the less fortunate or people just down on hard times this time of the year.”

The town encourages those who can to take a wish tag and fulfill them. Those who do take wish tags are asked to bring gifts back unwrapped to either the library or Pima Town Hall by Dec. 15. 

“If it wasn’t for the community, we couldn’t do this,” Teeter said. “The community is why we are able to keep this going and I can’t stress enough how thankful I am for these people for letting us help others.”