were made at the Fort McCoy Holiday Tree Lighting event in December that
would make your heart melt. As part of the festivities, families could
stop by the Army Community Service (ACS) Family Focus table and make a
kindness wish for the season and put that wish in the Holiday Kindness
of all ages wrote down their response to this question: “During this
holiday season, if you could only make one wish for someone else
… what would it be?”
were made for someone else to get an art set, dump truck, train,
necklace, Legos, and for Santa to go to someone’s house.
included families having food on their table, having a nice Christmas,
being happy, staying healthy, and for world peace. Specifically, a
10-year old wished for world peace so no one has to cry if their family
girl at my school to have a friend because everyone doesn’t like her”
would make another little girl happy.
come true, there were lots of people getting dogs, Uncle Matt got a
deer, there was snow, another little boy received a tractor like papa’s,
and a 7-year-old’s friend found a church. Yes, some wishes were even
illegible but the children knew in their heart what their wish was.
Family Focus Program also can help wishes come true. The program is
designed to provide opportunities for families connected to Fort McCoy
to spend time together, thereby building positive, fun family memories
families take advantage of these opportunities, they earn Family Focus
Franks. Families save the Franks and work toward a goal to redeem them;
such as free family games, free bowling, free pizza parties, and even a
free skiing and lodging package.
register for the Family Focus Program, the family point of contact must
be either military, having duty within a 50-mile radius; a Fort McCoy
Department of Defense, nonappropriated fund, or contract employee;
retired military residing within a 25-mile radius; or a registered Fort
ACS, 2111 South 8th Ave., to see the holiday wishes displayed and to
sign up for the Family Focus Program. People also may call 608-388-3505
to sign up for the upcoming Family Valentine Card Making (Jan. 30)
by Army Community Service staff.)