Holiday cheer

Kenneth and Nina Allen smile with a Portage family during the Ken-4-Kids Holiday Cheer charity Wednesday at the Valparaiso Kmart. The Allens gave money to 300 needy families adding up to more than $30,000 to purchase Christmas gifts for their children.

Community Coordinator

Annette is Porter County Community Coordinator for The Times. She has been with the paper for 20 years. A resident of Hobart, she graduated from Purdue University with degrees in English and German.