Wintersville caring continues

To the editor:

This and every year, the Wintersville Good Neighbors Association wishes to thank our supporters, area groups and volunteers who were so faithful in helping us make our Christmas 2012 drive a blessing for 72 families, including 140 children, in the immediate Wintersville area. Every year we are blessed with old and new supporters and volunteers.

We wish to thank the members of the Wintersville United Methodist Church for the use of their fellowship hall. Their members and their youth group, along with the members of the Word of Life Fellowship and Youth Group, volunteered many hours to organize, pack and distribute food and gifts for the families.

Our sincere thanks to our dedicated member, Kitty Ferguson, who once again coordinated our toy drive. She does an awesome job year after year of collecting, sorting and wrapping toys for the children, along with her faithful helpers.

Every year, we are truly blessed with our friends, members of the Wintersville Volunteer Fire Department, who spend time out of their busy schedule to staff a roadblock to bless us with a large monetary donation.

A special thanks to Sis Brannon, who collects toys during the year and donates to the Good Neighbors for our Christmas drive. Our sincere thanks to our very special friends and supporters – Fred and Marijo Young, Mary Kay Schuetz and our Secret Santa.

We wish to thank the Wintersville businesses that allowed us space for our toy boxes: the Wintersville Riesbeck’s, Wintersville Kroger and Wintersville Wendy’s.

Our many thanks to Ken Cornish, who coordinates the delivery effort each year, teaming up with many helpers who deliver many boxes to the seniors and shut-ins who are not able to pick up their gifts.

Once again, our sincere thanks to William Davis of State Park Motors, who blesses us with a truck each year to pick up the food and deliver the boxes to the families who are unable to come to the church.

Our heartfelt thanks to the following groups and individuals for their generous monetary support: Wintersville United Methodist Church; Wintersville United Methodist Mens Club; Wintersville United Methodist Women; Wintersville American Legion Post 557; Cliff and Mary Beth Allan; Wintersville Womens’ Club; Starkdale Presbyterian Church; Starkdale Dartball Group; Joann DeSantis; Dan and Laura Daily; Jim and Maxine Gorby; David and Patricia Daily; Liberty Grange; Centria; Ilona Nameth; Wintersville Volunteer Fire Department; Word of Life Fellowship; Kathleen West; Steubenville Rifle and Pistol Club Inc.; and Wintersville American Legion Auxiliary 557.

God bless everyone.

Jerry E. Boyd

Director, Wintersville

Good Neighbors