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Letter to the editor: Firefighters appreciate community’s help with food and coat drive

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The fire departments of Owen County would like to say thank you to the community for its generosity during the coat and food drive.
The fire departments collected over 800 cans of food, 200 coats and three boxes of toys.
The fire departments also received cash donations from members of the community to buy food for the foood drive.
All the donations were greatly appreciated. They were able to help serve 29 needy families and they were also ale to give 116 people coats.
The volunteers were able to find homes for some of the toys. Anything that was left over from the drive was given to Meeting the Needs or Community Action so that it could be used to help others in the community.
The fire departments would like to say thank you to Meadow View, Save-A-Lot and The Dollar Store for helping make this food, coat and toy drive a success. You were a large part in helping insure that your fellow community members were warm and not hungry during the Christmas season.
May God bless all who gave to help those in need.
We would also like to say thank you to Chief Rob Chaney, assistant chief Jeff Wright and captains Darrell Hearn, Jackie Webster and Marlin Webster for their hard work during the food drive and for boxing and delivering food and coats.
We would like to say God bless you for your dedication to the community and the fire departments.

On behalf of Owen County firefighters