Baskets of Love serve local residents

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Tianti Lynn, left, and Michelle Aarvig share a tender moment at the Baskets of Love giveaway, Friday, Dec. 17, at the Little Red Schoolhouse in Anza. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
In a festive event Friday, Dec. 17, at the Little Red Schoolhouse in Minor Park, Michelle Aarvig’s Baskets of Love were dispersed to deserving residents in the Anza Valley. Amid holiday decorations, candy canes and laughter, basket recipients patiently waited their turn to accept loads of Christmas goodies compiled by Aarvig and several volunteers. Since 2018 Aarvig has been crafting baskets of gifts as a community service. She called her project Baskets of Love and distributed the loads of new items to residents in need. To complete the baskets, she invested her own money and creative ideas. The baskets feature brand-new useful and decorative items. Members of the community even save large baskets for her all year to help out with the community project while others donate to the c
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