Kids contribute to Cheer Club

From left, Byrce Karnack, 11; Charlotte Pesola, 10; Lyric Karnack, 10; Silas Pesola, 4; and Evan Pesola, 12; hold gifts they are donating to The Cheer Club while gathered in front of The Mining Journal’s tree on Dec. 12. The Cheer Club, which kicked off Nov. 29, collects unwrapped toys and gifts to be donated to local children and families in need during the holiday season. Gifts can be dropped off at The Mining Journal’s office; Range Bank locations in Marquette, Harvey and Negaunee; Thomson & Metivier PC; Gwinn Ace Hardware; the Northern Michigan University Police Department; Salvation Army locations in Marquette and Ishpeming; and the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in Marquette. Gifts are distributed to local families through St. Vincent de Paul and The Salvation Army of Marquette County. (Journal photo by Cecilia Brown)