Dear Editor:

The Mount Carroll Ministerial Association wishes to express publicly its abundant gratitude to the many individuals, organizations and businesses of the Mount Carroll community for their generous donations during this past year.

In particular, our annual Miles of Coins drive, which was taken at the Farmers Market in October and in area locations through November and December, provided us with solid resources to help individuals throughout the community next year.

Our Food and Gift Drive was also quite successful. Donations from our caring community made it possible for almost two dozen families and seniors in our area to receive clothing and food for the holidays.

Again, we are deeply grateful to all those who gave financially or through a donation of food. It all made a big difference! We are also grateful to the generous volunteers and students who gave their time and helped to coordinate and distribute everything.

Truly, the churches of Mount Carroll are blessed to be part of such a caring, concerned community. We wish everyone a blessed new year in return, with a promise of prayer for the road that lies ahead. May God's grace and Spirit surround and fill our homes, our churches, and our hearts!

The Mount Carroll

Ministerial Association