Merry Christmas for all

Salvation Army volunteers gathered at the former Portage School site last week to help make Christmas a little brighter for local families in need. The organization held its annual toy distribution, handing out gifts purchased with local Toys, books and other gifts were separated into age groups and piled high throughout the former Portage School. According to local Salvation Army Director Maureen Saponari, in total more than 1,800 gifts were available. For information about donating or receiving assistance, call Saponari at 419-732-2769. PHOTOS BY ANGIE ADAIR ZAMdonations. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office also donated bikes allowing families to enter tickets into a raffle.

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