The Beacon’s annual Mitten Tree is beginning to fill up with Christmas 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 contributions to the Mitten Tree to our office in the Beacon Place Business Center on Ohio 53 near the Goodwill Store.
Ryan Francis, the brother of local Chiropractor Dr. Kevin Francis, is in the military in Afghanistan. He is training Afghan troops there. He tells us that the Afghan soldiers are in need of clean socks, underwear and T-shirts. They are only issued one per person. They are also required to provide their own footwear. So, Dr. Francis has set up a collection box at his office at 122 W. Second St. in downtown Port Clinton across from the Post Office.