Those of us who work with families in crisis realize the difficulties so many families are currently facing and the challenges of insufficient resources.
Thanks to Project Santa Claus, 39 CASA children received gifts, including bikes, enabling them, and their parents, to share in the joy of Christmas. Marilyn Malkmus, her donors, and her hard working elves are to be congratulated on another successful year. To truly witness the generosity of our community, you must visit the fairgrounds the week before Christmas to see hundreds, perhaps thousands, of gifts being sorted, wrapped and tagged for little benefactors. Marilyn has now announced her retirement. For those of us fortunate enough to know her and to have watched her work so hard for so many years, be sure to tell her thank you when you see her. She is truly a special lady. We look forward to working with her successors.