A local business continued their tradition of donating to the local chapter of Blue Star Mothers to support Christmas care packages for soldiers. Pictured: (left to right) Rogers County Blue Star Mothers Secretary Penni Leach, Twisted Family Creations co-owner Tom Votaw, Rogers County Blue Star Mothers President Wanda Inman, Twisted Family Creations co-owner Keith Ellis.

A local business went out on a limb and decided to make a donation to the Rogers County chapter of Blue Star Mothers.

Keith Ellis and Tom Votaw, the men behind Twisted Family Creations LLC., recently held an online raffle of a “Freedom Isn’t Free” creation.

The two said, “As Twisted Family Creations, LLC we do a donation every year to our local chapter of Blue Star Mothers to help pay postage on the care packages they send over seas to the troop... each package is like $13.78 each! This raffle 100 percent goes to them.”

When all was said and done the duo donated $200 in proceeds.

Twisted Family Creations got their start after a 2012 windstorm knocked a Hackberry tree over on a friend’s truck, they said.

They said the tree was too pretty to cut up, so they decided to make something pretty out of it.

The duo says they’ve made well over 1,200 creations.

But to the Rogers County Blue Star Mother’s, this one is the most special.

The proceeds of the “Freedom Isn’t Free” raffle will ensure several of their soldiers receive care packages this Christmas.

Christmas care packages include personal hygiene items, flashlights, sleep pants, candy, batteries, stocking stuffers and more.

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