Cheer Club wraps up 2017 season

William Gordon, 5, drops off toys Friday afternoon for the 2017 Christmas Cheer Club. 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 the holidays. Unwrapped toys and other items for children up to age 14 can be dropped off at the Journal’s Marquette and Ishpeming locations, the Marquette or Ishpeming Salvation Army locations and St. Vincent de Paul in Marquette. (Journal photo by Christie Bleck)
On the left, Joanne Uren and Craig Van Beer dropped off mountains of toys recently at The Mining Journal’s Ishpeming office for the 2017 Cheer Club. This marks the third year collected toys have been donated in honor of 6-month-old Kevin William Cote, who passed away unexpectedly in May 2015. 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. (Courtesy photo)
Marquette Senior High School students donated a bag full of items to The Mining Journal’s Marquette office Friday afternoon. 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)
Henrik Larsen, 8, left, and his sister Ida, 10, both of Marquette, drop off toys Friday afternoon for the 2017 Christmas Cheer Club. 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 the holidays. Unwrapped toys and other items for children up to age 14 can be dropped off at the Journal’s Marquette and Ishpeming locations, the Marquette or Ishpeming Salvation Army locations and St. Vincent de Paul in Marquette. (Journal photo by Christie Bleck)