Holiday Mail for Heroes Statehouse Event

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Thanks to our sponsors: IGS Energy, State Farm, Giant Eagle, and Monica Morgan Whitehead.

Nearly two thousand people came out last week to witness Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus light the Statehouse Christmas Tree.  Visitors were also invited to participate in several family-friendly holiday-themed activities…and one of them, located right next to the tree, was the opportunity to sign and decorate Holiday cards for service members.  It was the final public signing in our Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign, where the Red Cross sends cards and notes of encouragement to members of the military, veterans and their families.  Pictured above is the State Bird of Ohio (cardinal) who stopped by to sign a card. During this time, our region collected over 5,000 holiday cards that will be sent to retired and active members of the military from around the state. Thanks to our sponsors that made this event possible: IGS Energy, State Farm, Giant Eagle, and Monica Morgan Whitehead, in memory of LTC Rollin E. Morgan.