Because of the kindness and generosity of the people of Portage County, the 2012 "Be a Santa to a Senior" program was an overwhelming success.
I want to thank the executive committee who worked tirelessly to insure the success of the program; the Streetsboro Senior Center, Portage Home Health and Excalibur Auto Body in Streetsboro, as well as other locations throughout the county, who allowed us to put up trees and collected gifts; and the Streetsboro Senior Citizens Foundation and the Streetsboro Lion's Club for their generous donations.
Thank you to the Streetsboro Gateway News and Record Courier for the media coverage that helped create awareness of the program and to everyone who purchased, wrapped or helped deliver gifts.
This was truly a community effort that brought joy to the lives of over three hundred seniors in our county this holiday season.
Annette Balis, Streetsboro