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SHARE - A - CHRISTMAS THANKS

Our thanks to the community for helping with this wonderful event.

Much gratitude to the following for monetary donations: Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sergi, Elements Gallery, Lida and Tony Brandt, Jim Christ and Western Reserve Racing, and the Woodridge High School Student Government.

The employees of the Conservancy for the Cuyahoga Valley National Park donated food. Johnna Vineyard and the Woodridge High School students provided canned goods.

We were again able to provide bags of soaps, personal items and paper products for each family. Our thanks to the members of the Peninsula United Methodist Church for making this possible. We received an overwhelming amount of soaps, body washes, and tooth brushes and tooth paste. Members of PUM also provided gloves, hats, scarves (many handmade) and a monetary donation. Your generosity is overwhelming. Thank you to Charlene Cooper for her assistance in coordinating these efforts.

Thank you to the members of Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church for their giving tree items and food and non-perishables. There were many gift cards as well. Each year we have been fortunate to receive many wonderful gifts from their parishioners. Thank you to Terry Lumber and the Peninsula Library for once again allowing us to place drop off boxes for food. Thank you to all of the members of our community who so generously donated at these locations. Thank you to Rona Adams and Doug Mayer for all of their assistance. Last but not least, thank you to our elves, Paul Kaczmarski and his lovely daughter, Hannah, Charlene Cooper, Gloria Ritch, Tom Germain, Jackie and Tim Heffernan, and Tanner Anderson for helping pack all of the gifts and food. As always a big thank you to the members of Valley Fire and Rescue for their delivery services.

As a township, Share-A-Christmas is the best thing we do. We are so grateful to all who helped us make this possible.

Wishing you a happy and healthy 2017.

Amy Anderson, Jerry Ritch and Randy Bergdorf