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GIVE THANKS- It’s that time of year. We give thanks to those who have helped us, who have supported us, and those who encourage us. These people are our families, friends, and co-workers. Our lives would not be the same without them. The circle, however small as it is in this big world, is our circle. We control who is in that circle, and how happy that circle is. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could make everyone’s circle happy?
It seems at the holidays many people are in giving moods. The chamber of commerce has teamed up with the American Legion Post 212 Chesaning, this year in their “Toys for Kids” program. All toys donated stay in our community. I hope you see one of many boxes around town and place a toy inside. This will put many smiling faces on our children. Not just for the day, but for the whole year. These families will be proud to say that they live in a community that has such a big heart.
Another way to help out is “The CAER Center”. They are always looking for gently used items to give to people who are in need. This time of year always brings a need for coats, sweaters and blankets. This facility is open yearlong and helps many people who need a little assistance. It’s a great thing we have to offer, something else for Chesaning to be proud of.
The United Appeal in Chesaning is in the middle of their campaign to raise funds for our community also. This helps support the Rehmann Health Center, which gives immunizations, physicals and much needed medical attention that some, could not afford otherwise. We need to keep this facility open in our area. It definitely pays back all year long.
Many of our local churches also have different programs this time of year to help out someone in need. Stop in or call one of them to see how you can help.
Again it is that time of year to give and to give thanks. These things we have to offer don’t end at the holidays, they help all year long. You might not be thinking of that in the middle of July, but the child playing with that doll, or truck will be happy that you thought of them at the holidays. Or the person who received some food or a coat will know they made it through a tough winter. So let’s try to make everyone’s circle al little happier this year.