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December 3, 2011

Lanane column: Triad Christmas party planned for Dec. 15 at mall

Triad will hold their Christmas party on Dec. 15 at the Anderson Mounds Mall at 10:30 a.m.

We will be across the aisle from the WHBU radio studio. This is a pitch-in and everybody is asked to bring their favorite dish or dessert. The fabulous DJ, Buddy Patterson, and his lovely wife, Joyce, will be furnishing the entertainment. We will hold a short business meeting at the beginning and have a few door prizes to give away at the end of the meeting.

Mellinger Award

December is when we give the “Scott Mellinger Award” to a Triad volunteer who has made significant contributions in helping Triad keep its commitment to helping seniors and those with disabilities throughout the year.

Triad has a lot of wonderful volunteers and great partners who contribute to helping us educate the community about crime against seniors and help us make improvements in the quality of life of those who need assistance. This will be the 14th year we have gave this annual award to a deserving Triad volunteer. Only people who are unpaid Triad volunteers are eligible for the Mellinger Award.

Helping families

Friends Helping Families “Pay It Forward” are once again raising money for new bikes for kids before Christmas.

They are a volunteer local 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Last year, Friends Helping Families were able to raise enough money to deliver 70 new bicycles and other gifts before Christmas Day.

If you want to bring joy into a young child’s heart this Christmas, you can send donations to the Friends Helping Families organization at 1233 Meridian St., Anderson, IN 46016. To get more information about Friends Helping Families, call (765) 617-4585 or email . They are also on Facebook.

Toys for Tots

The U.S. Marine Corps League of Madison County is working on providing ‘Toys for Tots” again this year. Last year, they gave out toys to 6,441 children in Madison County.

This is another noble cause to help make Christmas a happy event for our children. On Dec. 10, at 1 p.m., the Marines have teamed up with the American Legion Post on Columbus Ave in Anderson to sponsor the annual Battle of the Bands Toy Fundraiser. Admission is one unwrapped toy.

You can also drop off toys at Triad’s Dec.15 meeting in the Mounds Mall after 10 a.m.

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