Josh Little, right, president of the Wapakoneta Rotary Club, presents a $500 check to Kendall Krites, chief of the Wapakoneta Fire Department, for the annual Christmas Cheer Program.
The Wapakoneta Rotary Club made a $500 donation to the Wapakoneta Christmas Cheer program; Fire Chief Kendall Krites attended Mondayâ€™s meeting to accept the donation.
For the past couple of weeks, the club has â€śpassed the hatâ€ť at meetings, explained club President Josh Little, and the clubâ€™s board of directors agreed to match whatever was collected during the effort. After the final collection, club members had thrown $248 into the hat.
â€śIt seemed natural to bump that up to $250 and donate the $500,â€ť Little said.
Krites expressed his appreciation for the contribution and said this year the Christmas Cheer program would assist 312 families â€“ a number that is 12 less than were served last year. Krites said he sees that as an indication local people are doing a little better in the current economy.
For more information, see the Friday, Nov. 29 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.