The Rivah steps up Angel Tree efforts

The Rivah and customers shopped for local families in need this Christmas.

“It all started with one paper angel,” said Emily Ficklin Hoar, owner of The Rivah gift shop and boutique on Main Street in Kilmarnock. “Last year a friend from Visiting Angels was having trouble finding people willing to take on the last few elderly angels on their tree so he brought me one and shopping for her was such a joy.”

This year Hoar decided instead of helping one angel she would try to help as many as possible with the help from her customers at The Rivah. In mid-November she began asking around to see where…