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Two ways to help make holidays bright for those in need

Midland Salvation Army has launched its kettle campaign; Port McNicoll Lions Club hosting food and toy drive Saturday
Mayor Bill Gordon, centre, helps kick off Salvation Army kettle campaign at Midland town hall.

The Midland Salvation Army’s kettle campaign is underway with the town recently kicking off the venture with an event at town hall.

With regards shared by Mayor Bill Gordon and pastors from the Midland Salvation Army, the Salvation Army flag has been raised and will remain until the campaign ends on Christmas Eve.

Funds raised through Midland Salvation Army’s kettle campaign directly go towards helping local residents, including an estimated 510 youth, who receive support during the holiday season.

As well, the funds raised during the ongoing effort are expected to sustain the food bank well into next year. They are still looking for volunteers to help make this year’s campaign a success. Call (705) 526-5683 to learn how you can help the local community.

And on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Port McNicoll Lions Club holds a food drive in front of Garrett's Convenience on Talbot Street.

Drop by to help support the combined food and toy drive. Santa Claus will be there from 1 to 3 p.m., and they’ll have a mailbox so be sure to bring your letters for Santa.

Every year, the Lions help make the holidays a little brighter for 25-30 families and seniors.

Besides a visit from the Jolly Old Elf, the event will also feature Christmas music and attendees can enjoy a cup of Lion Joe's homemade soup and community spirit! 

Cash donations and gift cards are also welcome.


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Editor Andrew Philips is a multiple award-winning journalist whose writing has appeared in some of the country’s most respected news outlets. Originally from Midland, Philips returned to the area from Québec City a decade ago.
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