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Dear Editor:

It was another successful year for the Annual Warm the Children program. We had over 800 referrals from local agencies in Cumberland and Perry counties and ended up with 732 children shopping at K-Mart and Walmart for $80 worth of new winter clothing. This remarkable success was due solely to public donations.

Our Carlisle Kiwanis members and The Sentinel donated time and monetary donations again this year. Special thanks to Sharon Fahnestock who worked so many hours over the holidays to make sure each of these kids had warm clothing. She has spent the last seven-plus years working tirelessly with me on this cause. This was our last year to head up this event, but it will continue next year with some new faces from the Carlisle Kiwanis Club.

A special thanks to all the volunteer shoppers who gave of their time between Thanksgiving and Christmas to assist the many families with their shopping, this folks are true angels.

Bless everyone who helped Warm the Children.

Carol Lorence, Chair person of Warm the Children

Sharon Fahnestock, Co- chair of Warm the Children

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