Today we feature Alice Spencer-Robinson, co-owner and lifelong employee! Alice shared with us her favorite childhood Christmas memory.
“My father (Noble Spencer Jr, founder of Spencer’s Lawn and Garden) is a member of the Elks Club lodge #309. Every Christmas season the Elks would gather presents and candies (through the George W. Trimble fund) and load them onto our semi-truck. When Christmas morning came dad would drive the semi down to the old Chief Theater, and unload all the goodies. Hundreds of less-fortunate children would be there, waiting anxiously, as Santa would arrive to wish them a Merry Christmas, and give them, individually, their gifts.
“After all the goodies were delivered, all the used wrapping paper, decorations, tables and chairs were loaded back onto the semi, our family would drive to the Antlers Hotel to have our holiday breakfast.
“The Elks Trimble Fund has always been very near and dear to my heart, and I’m so thankful that Spencer’s has the opportunity to still play a role in helping them bring joy to children for the Christmas season.”