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Firefighters, MAAC have presents, food baskets for 75 families in Medina

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 16 December 2018 at 8:57 am

Photos by Ginny Kropf

MEDINA – Sherry Tuohey adds hams to boxes of food and gifts to be delivered to 75 families on Saturday morning during the annual Christmas effort by the Medina Area Association of Churches.

Each family who applied received a gift, hat, scarf, mittens and socks for each member, toys for children, food for Christmas dinner and a bag of apples. Families with children received a ham, while senior citizens received ham steaks.

Tuohey chaired the holiday program for the first time this year.

Boxes of gifts and food are ready to be delivered by Medina area firefighters, who were first served breakfast Saturday morning at the United Methodist Church in Medina.

Firefighters from Medina and the surrounding area, including Shelby, East Shelby and Ridgeway, joined volunteers at the United Methodist Church for breakfast, before loading up boxes of gifts and food for delivery, a tradition which has been ongoing for several decades.

MAAC volunteers and local firefighters have breakfast Saturday morning at the United Methodist Church of Medina prior to the delivery of holiday gift boxes to 75 families. Clockwise from left are Sue Metzo, Pat Howe, Donna Johnson, Rose Ann Bensley, Sherry Tuohey and Sylvia Riviere.

A firefighter loads a red wagon onto his truck, to be delivered with holiday gift boxes to families in the Medina area.

Local firefighters load holiday gift boxes at the United Methodist Church as they begin the annual delivery to families in the Medina area.

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