There are many blessings in our community. But I know there are also many families that are struggling now. I called my friend and fellow small business owner, Chris Perme. He is a financial advisor by trade, but do not let that stuffy title fool you. Chris is the guy we call when we need generosity first and details later. I asked him if he would help fund my little idea. Without any details, he said yes!
So here is what we are going to do. We will grant the Christmas wish of a local person and/or family. Note this is not a “holiday” wish…because we believe in Christmas!
We are interested in “needs” not “wants.” In other words, if you have fallen on hard times and need help for Christmas, we want you to send in your story.
Write to us and tell us your story. Please limit your story to two pages. You may include photos or drawings if that helps tell your story. We will choose one winner, and do our best to make their Christmas wish come true. Please give us as much information as you can.
Anyone who lives in Portage County or anywhere in the Weekly Villager’s circulation area is eligible. You may nominate yourself or anyone else you would like. Children are dear to our hearts, but we will consider all stories that are submitted. Stories should be mailed to “Tommie Jo and Chris – Grant my Christmas Wish!” c/o Weekly Villager, 8052 State Street, Suite 1, Garrettsville, OH 44231. You can also drop it off. It must include your name and phone number as well as the contact information of the person you are nominating. We must receive all entries by December 11.
We look forward to making someone’s Christmas a little better. Tell all of your friends about the contest and watch the paper for the winner. Enjoy the most wonderful time of the year!