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You made holidays brighter for many kids

To the editor:

With yet another holiday season behind us, the employees of Mifflin County Children and Youth would like to once again recognize the tremendous outpouring of generosity and kindness by many thoughtful individuals, churches, and businesses for helping to provide many children and their families with a holiday season to remember.

These people, churches, and businesses were part of a joint effort to provide presents for approximately 250 children in our community for the Christmas holiday. In such challenging economic times, we were overwhelmed with the number of people who wanted to give so much to those in need. It was truly inspirational to our staff, as well as the families who received these gifts. Many of the families also asked that we pass along their sincere gratitude.

Every year we are contacted by more and more people and places looking to give back in some way. We are truly grateful for all that you have done.

Thank you to:

Standard Steel, Barbara Reyes and fiance, Big Valley Bible Church Bradley Hill and family, Breanna Bodtorf, Briana Gaumer, Chris Manbeck, Raystown Development, Crystal Betlyon, Curtis Sunderland, Darlis Varner, Debbie Himes and family, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Milroy, East Kish Presbyterian Church, Elizabeth Pent and family, Hannah’s Texas Cousins, Holly Bonson, Holly Snook, Jan Smith, Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital, Family Place Staff, Josie Souder, Judy Rager, Kathie Jenkins, Brandi Molek, Kops 4 Kids, Laina Decriscio, Lauren Sunderland, Lydia and Tim Flickinger, Michele Morrison, Mike Baker, Louise Rickert, Nickea Vargas and family, Pamela Powell, Phoenix Rehab, Robin Werner, Dale Bargo, Rylan Bargo, Samantha Rager, Munchkin’s Pap, Sandy Stayrook, Angela and Jeremy Schreck, James Drayer, Spring Run Church, Tiffany Mast, Local Union USW 426, Local Union 1940, SCI Benner, Harshbarger’s Sub n Malt, Granville Township in honor of Tom Wilson, St. John’s Lutheran Church Sunday School, Uni-Tec on behalf of the Municipal Authority of the Borough of Lewistown, Deb Civitts, Maitland Church of the Brethren, James and Patti Shilling, as well as numerous anonymous donors.

Another thank you goes out to the Charity Knitters and Lake Park Church for their donations of winter hats, scarves, and gloves. We also want to thank everyone that contributes to the Mifflin County Children and Youth’s Sugar Bowl Fund throughout the year.

The Employees of Mifflin

County Children and Youth

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