The Angel tree program celebrates 40th anniversary with free concert at River Ridge on Saturday

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The Salvation Army Angel Tree program will celebrate 40 years of putting smiles on faces of needy children in the holiday season.

The Salvation Army Angel Tree program will celebrate 40 years of putting smiles on faces of needy children in the holiday season. (PHOTO: Courtesy MGN.)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — The Salvation Army Angel Tree program will celebrate 40 years of putting smiles on the faces of needy children this holiday season.

The anniversary celebration is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 16, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the River Ridge Mall in Lynchburg.

The program, which began in Lynchburg, matches donations of toys and clothing to families who are unable to provide for their kids.

The festivities include a free concert by the Salvation Army National Capital Band and a presentation to Lt. Cols. Charles and Shirley White, who began the program.

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