Dear Editor:

The Mount Carroll Ministerial Association wants to thank many individuals, organizations, and businesses for your generous donations this past year.

Since the Miles of Coins collection was launched at the end of October, $1,631.66 has been donated to the fund. Thank you for the Miles of Coins donations and for the many other financial donations.

The Food and Gift Drive was also quite successful. Donations from our caring community made it possible for 26 children to receive needed clothing items. Twenty families received food baskets and gift cards.

Again, thank you to individuals, churches and organizations who contributed food and gifts. This year's organizations included Mount Carroll Community Foundation, Mount Carroll Lions Club, Mount Carroll Fire Department, Team Products, Allure of Mount Carroll, Thrivent Financial, and all of our area churches and their members.

Thank you to Janice Smith and the Mirror-Democrat for providing the gift tags. We also want to thank the Mirror-Democrat for their assistance throughout the year.

Please know that the MCMA is always grateful to the Mount Carroll community. God has filled us with the Holy Spirit that shows through your love and generosity. Blessings to all of you.

Mount Carroll

Ministerial Association