On Dec. 2, the

Tallmadge Chamber of Commerce welcomed Santa and Mrs. Claus to its annual holiday celebration at the community center which benefits Tallmadge Good Neighbors. Much effort was put into the preparation for their arrival.

I would like to thank our local businesses for contributing items for raffle baskets, as well as thanking Julie Brown, Helene Hussing, Stephanie Cipa, Jean Peal, Denise Moses, the Tallmadge Athletic Boosters and Band Boosters and Tallmadge High School PTSA for donating items for the raffled Christmas tree and decorating the tree.

I'd also like to send out a special "thank you" to the Tallmadge students who took time out of their busy schedules both Saturday and Sunday to volunteer for this event.

These students set up and decorated, assisted children with crafts and helped clean up. I am very proud to have our schools represented by these young people.

Christine Cipa, Tallmadge