Classic cheer club

Scott Johnson of Harvey and his children Tyler, 7, and Taylor, 11, purchased presents for The Mining Journal’s Cheer Club on the biggest shopping day of the year, the Friday after Thanksgiving. The gifts will be given to the Salvation Army and distributed to local families in need this Christmas. Gifts for all ages are appreciated, but gifts for teens are always in shortage supply. Tyler is a second grader at Cherry Creek Elementary and Taylor is a sixth grader at Bothwell. Their mother, not pictured, is Kellie Johnson. (Journal photo by A.M. Kelley)

This throwback photo shows Scott Johnson of Harvey and his children Tyler, 7, and Taylor, 11, who purchased presents for The Mining Journal’s Cheer Club in 2003. 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 file photo)

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