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Bar association sponsors CDD party

MILFORD, PA — The Pike County Bar Association (PCBA) sponsored the annual Christmas Party for Center for Developmental Disabilities (CDD) on December 8. Santa Claus delivered over 147 Christmas presents donated by the bar association to the CDD children. The PCBA purchased many of their great gifts from the Firefly Toy Store, which provided a discount in honor of the cause. The gifts were picked out by attorney Anthony Waldron and his wife, Debby.

Children in the front row are Joshua Frye, left, his sister Amanda, Julia Rodriguez, Sarah Ferguson, Brayden Dix and Natalie Kresse. Standing behind them are CDD board member Pat Meltzer, left; CDD vice-president of development Diane Chudoba; CDD executive director Ann Gillerlane; Santa (Tommy Roew, PCBA president); attorney Elizabeth Erickson Kameen; CDD president Judge Joseph F. Kameen; and PCBA secretary and CDD board member, attorney Kelly Gaughan.

Jeff Bank employees and Blue Knights donate toys

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Jeff Bank employees and the Blue Knights donated holiday toys for needy area children to United Way of Sullivan County. Pictured are Tara Everett, Jeff Bank’s marketing assistant, left, and Kaytee Warren, United Way’s chief professional officer. To make a toy or monetary donation, drop it off or mail it to United Way of Sullivan County, 33 Lakewood Ave., PO Box 1036, Monticello, NY 12701-2020.

Western Wayne students volunteer at pantry

Over 300 bags were packed for families in need. Western Wayne also participates in the Feed a Friend program. The students donated two pallets of non-perishable food items and delivered them when they assisted at the pantry. Call 570/253-4262.

Tri-State Chamber presents gifts to the Salvation Army

PORT JERVIS, NY —The Tri-State Chamber of Commerce collected wrapped gifts for local area children at its Holiday Networking Event, held on Thursday, December 9 at the Cliff Park Inn in Milford, PA. “We asked all our members and friends to bring holiday gifts for children in need in lieu of event entry fees, and everyone’s generosity was so heartwarming,” said executive director Charlene Trotter. The table of gifts kept growing throughout the evening.

Salvation Army captains Amanda and Alan Krueger picked up the gifts at the chamber’s office in Port Jervis and loaded up the van. “All we can say is thank you and bless you,” said captain Amanda. The gifts will be distributed to local area children in the tri-state area. Anyone wishing to contribute gifts for the holidays to families and children in need this season, or if you know of children in need, contact the Port Jervis Corps of the Salvation Army or call captain Amanda at 845/856-3214. If you would like to make a donation of funds that would stay locally, make your check payable to The Salvation Army of Port Jervis, and mail to PO Box 125, Port Jervis, NY 12771.

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The Tri-State Chamber of Commerce collected gifts for needy children with the help of workers from the Salvation Army.

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