2017 Cheer Club donations still being taken

Bodi Bennet, 9, of Marquette, donates a scooter to the Cheer Club at The Mining Journal’s Marquette office last week Friday. The Cheer Club is a joint effort between The Mining Journal, the Salvation Army and St. Vincent de Paul to provide gifts to local children and families for Christmas. Unwrapped toys and other items for children can be dropped off at the Journal’s Marquette and Ishpeming offices, the Marquette and Ishpeming Salvation Army locations and the St. Vincent de Paul in Marquette. (Journal photo by Jaymie Depew)
Sierra Iery drops off gifts at The Mining Journal’s Ishpeming office for the Christmas 2017 Cheer Club. The Cheer Club is a joint effort between the Journal, the Salvation Army and St. Vincent de Paul to provide gifts to local children and families for Christmas. Unwrapped gifts and other items for children up to age 14 may be dropped off at the Journal’s Marquette and Ishpeming offices, the Marquette and Ishpeming Salvation Army locations and St. Vincent de Paul in Marquette. (Journal photo by Janet Cobb)
The Kumpula kids, Mick, 11, and Harper, 8, of Negaunee donated items to the Cheer Club at The Mining Journal’s Ishpeming office. The Kumpulas, along with their cousin, Tommy Mattonen, 8, of Duluth, Minn., who’s shown in the picture held by Mick, went shopping together for the Cheer Club items that were donated. Now in its 39th year, the Cheer Club is a joint effort between The Mining Journal, the Salvation Army and St. Vincent de Paul to provide gifts to local children and families for Christmas. Unwrapped toys and other items for children up to age 14 can be dropped off at the Journal's Marquette and Ishpeming offices, the Marquette and Ishpeming Salvation Army locations and the St. Vincent de Paul in Marquette. (Journal photo by Janet Cobb)