Thank you for your generosity

Dear Editor,

On behalf of the Jubilee Christmas Committee, I thank the community for their generosity. This year, the outreach program benefited 80 Throop Elementary families, including 132 children. Each family was given a box of goodies, which included toys, clothing and food.

Special thanks to the Throop Elementary Staff and Throop Elementary Student Council for their monetary donations.

Also invaluable to the outreach effort: Paoli Friends Meeting, Paoli United Methodist Church, Paoli Mennonite Fellowship, Christ the King Catholic Church, The Friends of Jesus Fellowship, Paoli Christian Church, Central Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church and New Hope Christian Church.

In addition, we thank the numerous churches serving as drop-off locations, and special thanks to Eiklor Flames, Reflections, and the Marines’ Toys for Tots program for providing toys. Persimmon Tree Gifts and Orange County Coats for Kids also donated.

We appreciate the employees of Old National Bank, Walmart, Family Dollar and Dollar General for their part in the program. We thank WUME and The Paoli-Springs Valley News-Herald (formerly Paoli-News Republican) for spreading the word. In addition, thanks to Orange County Community Foundation and Magner Appraisal Group for their support. There are also many individuals — too many to list — who made this effort possible.

Mary T. Magner, Jubilee committee member