John Schaffner

John Schaffner

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Mitten tree is up and ready for donations

Our Mitten Tree is now up and ready to accept decorations. Every year for the past 25 years (at least), we have collected gloves, mittens, scarves, hats and anything else we can fit on our tree to help keep needy heads, hands and hearts warm this winter. The Holiday Bureau will pick them up in early December for distribution. So, please bring in your contributions to our Mitten Tree to our office in the Beacon Place Business Center on Ohio 53 near the Goodwill Store.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas

First of all, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all of our readers a very Merry Christmas. This is always a fun time for me because of all the young people we have gotten to know over the years who return home for the John Schaffnerholidays. It is always a big kick to say hello and catch up.

At last report, the Salvation Army was running a bit short on its goal of garnering $55,000 for this holiday season. So, Mayor Debbie Hymore-Tester rolled up her sleeves and challenged Toledo Mayor Mike Bell to a fundraising challenge. It takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. today (Thursday, Dec. 22) at Bassett’s Market! We already know that Mayor Bell raised $167 in two hours of ringing the bell. So, our challenge is to beat that with Mayor Debbie!

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