To the editor:
This holiday season has been one of the busiest for Mingo Social Services. We distributed to 300 families for Thanksgiving and 325 for Christmas.
The distribution of food, gifts and toys would not be possible if it were not for the generous donations we have received. We cannot thank these generous people enough.
Thanks to Columbia Gas of Ohio; World Radio Telecommunications; Wal-Mart Distribution Center; Riesbeck's; Wheeler Funeral Home; VFW Post 10698; Pastor Sam Davis; E.C.H.O. Fund at Trinity Medical Center West; J. DiCarlo Distributing; Dollar General Store, Mingo Junction; McBane Insurance; Weldon Trucking; Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church; Mingo Junction Knights of Columbus; St. Agnes Church; St. Agnes Woman's Club; Harmony Methodist Church (Harmony Men's Club and the Harmony Woman's Club); First United Methodist Woman's Club; First United Methodist Outreach; First United Presbyterian Church; St. Andrew's Orthodox Church; St. John Byzantine; Hills Elementary School; Indian Creek Junior High School; the Herald-Star; all the generous citizens in Mingo Junction, Steubenville, Wintersville, Weirton and Brilliant; and all former residents from Springfield, Columbus, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Connecticut, Maryland, Florida and New Jersey.
The volunteers have put in so much time. I cannot thank them enough. The list includes Jim McClung; Pastor Sam Davis; Ken Mazik; Dorothy Mazik; Ron Mitchell; Mary Alice Mitchell; Amanda Dunburg; Barb Kaufmann; Joyce White; Paula Robson; Norma Yenchochic; Terry Goddard; Liz Zimmerman; Brenda Waggoner; Amber Waggoner; Cathy Risdon; Joe Matello; Megan Roberts; Kathy Hoover; Kathy DiBennedetto; Indian Creek Key Club, including Jacob Sutton, Kaleb Knowlton, Cole Recinella and Morgan Evan; Indian Creek National Honor Society; Harry Brockway; Cathy Brockway; Denise Bennington; Judy Eddy; Kim Crugnale; Becky Rager; Kala Petrella; John Wright; Jim Raha; Brandon Montgomery; Phillip Pelley; Chris Taylor; Chris Wheeler; Steve Cowser and Michael Potenzini.