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Christmas Gifts

Santa and His Elves provide Christmas for 1,720 children

Santa and His Elves provide Christmas for 1,720 children

LOWELL | Most people think Santa and his elves reside at the North Pole, but residents of Lowell know better.

January 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Club rounds up toys for home

Club rounds up toys for home

December 27, 2013 12:00 am
Shoebox gifts sent to children

Shoebox gifts sent to children

CROWN POINT | Thanks to Iron Pack Brotherhood and Hub City Girl Scout Troops 355, 308, 563 volunteers, more than 600 shoeboxes were filled in time for mailing as part of Operation Christmas Child at the Crown Point Civic Center. The day's event was put together by Midwest Moms on a Mission, …

December 27, 2013 12:00 am
Staffers brighten Christmas for children

Staffers brighten Christmas for children

December 20, 2013 12:00 am
Lowell's Santa answers to JR

Lowell's Santa answers to JR

LOWELL | Lowell's Santa and his elves were at it again this year, distributing Christmas gifts to more than 1,200 local children and their families.

January 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Making dreams come true

Making dreams come true

MERRILLVILLE | Most youngsters are dreaming about receiving toys for Christmas, but Student Council members at Merrillville Intermediate School made dreams come true for other children this past holiday season.

January 06, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Spreading Christmas cheer

Spreading Christmas cheer

MERRILLVILLE | AHEPA Chapter 78 helped spread Christmas cheer by serving as Angel Tree volunteers at The Salvation Army in Gary this holiday season.

January 05, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Teen group reaches out to peers

Teen group reaches out to peers

WHEATFIELD | Christmas was brighter for boys and girls at Christan Haven thanks to the generosity of a group of Merrillville teens.

January 01, 2012 12:00 am
Moms on a mission

Moms on a mission

CROWN POINT | Midwest Moms on a Mission meets monthly for dinner and drinks — but mostly for the camaraderie and friendship. The group is open to women of all ages, whether they are moms or just have an altruistic heart.

December 30, 2011 12:00 am
Hobart mall distributes donated Christmas presents to Campagna

Hobart mall distributes donated Christmas presents to Campagna

HOBART | Westfield Southlake mall recently presented gifts to Campagna Academy that mall customers bought this holiday season.

December 28, 2011 12:00 am
Lending a holiday hand

Lending a holiday hand

December 26, 2011 12:00 am

Santa delivers donated gifts to hospital patients

HAMMOND | Tony and Geri Basso, owners of Chuck & Irene's Bar & Restaurant joined Santa Claus for visits Sunday to five area hospitals. They gave young patients Christmas presents that customers had donated.

December 22, 2011 12:00 am
Employees bring Christmas to area families

Employees bring Christmas to area families

Approximately 60 needy families from the Calumet Region will have a merrier Christmas this year thanks to an Adopt‑A‑Family program supported by the employees, volunteers, medical staff, executives and vendors of Franciscan St. Margaret Health hospital in Dyer and Hammond.

December 22, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Shoe boxes turned into gift boxes

Shoe boxes turned into gift boxes

VALPARAISO | Members of Faith Baptist Church, 84 S. 500 West, packed 85 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, an annual project of Samaritan's Purse.

December 21, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Firefighters help family

Firefighters help family

Santa Claus holds up 10-month old Kaitlyn Williams and wishes her a Merry Christmas Tuesday night. The firefighters of Merrillville Fire Station 2 showed up to the Williams' house with a truck full of gifts for the family.

December 20, 2011 7:35 pm
Firefighters help family

Firefighters help family

The faces of the Williams' children light up with excitement and joy Tuesday night while opening gifts delivered by Merrillville firefighters.

December 20, 2011 7:35 pm
Firefighters help family

Firefighters help family

Josh Carter, of Station 2 of the Merrillville Fire Department, hands an envelope full of gift cards to area stores to Brenda Mckeethen-Williams on Tuesday night at her home.

December 20, 2011 7:35 pm
Inexpensive gifts for your children that they will love

Inexpensive gifts for your children that they will love

We don't need big budgets to make a memorable and fun Christmas. The fun is being around family and friends, and spending time reconnecting with one another.

December 12, 2011 2:30 pm

Gen. Grant leads Daniels' top books list

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels decided this year to not run for commander in chief, but as Indiana's reader in chief Daniels has continued his annual tradition of recommending books Hoosiers may want to purchase for loved ones this holiday season.

December 12, 2011 12:00 am
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