There was a lot less giving in southern Cecil this year.
Those who oversee the Giving Tree at Bo Manor middle and high schools reported that there were fewer donations this year.
Each year, the school and community donate to "adopt" families for Christmas. The only criteria to getting on the adoption list is that at least member of the family attends either the middle or high school. The school accepts donations within the building and also gets help meeting the need from Chesapeake City Fire Company and VFW.