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Holiday food boxes were a group effort

Thanks to these folks, 108 families (that is over 500 people) had a very merry Christmas.

Members of Emanuel Lutheran Church donated food, toys, money, clothes and many, many hours to organize the project, wrap gifts and see that the boxes were delivered.

This was a community project as well, for help was given by the following businesses and organizations: Staff and students of Visitation School; The U.S. Marine Toys for Tots; the Cornelius and Forest Grove fire departments.; clients of Pacific Avenue Veterinary Clinic; Grande Foods of Cornelius; Shafer Vineyards; Mark's Hallmark Store; Kaiser Permanente; your local dentists; and the Latino congregation meeting at Emanuel Lutheran. Carol Weeden was project director again this year.

You see, it was indeed a community project. Emanuel Lutheran has provided Christmas food boxes for four decades increasing greatly the last 10 years. Presently Emanuel sponsors the Western Washington County Food Program which is held twice a month in the Parish Hall. The program serves some 40 families. Again, we thank all who help make these projects a huge success.

William H. Bash

Hillsboro