Community again shows support for veterans

I would like to once again thank everyone who supported last month’s Marshalltown Central Business District’s Adopt-A-Veteran Christmas Party.

Through monetary donations and donated gifts collected at various Central Business District businesses we were able to host a Christmas party for 61 Iowa Veterans Home residents who had no one to share the holiday with.

Holiday music was provided by the Marshalltown High School Holiday Singers, and Santa and Mrs. Claus were on hand to pass out presents.

I would especially like to thank the staff of the Iowa Veterans Home for their support and the ladies of Minute Man Printing who once again this year made and donated the stars for the trees.

I realize there are many charities and organizations competing for donations at this time of year, but once again the citizens and businesses of Marshalltown can be proud that they helped make the holiday happier for a group that gave so much for us.