Staff at the Cumberland Correction Complex, which consists of the Western Correctional Institution and the North Branch Correctional Institution, recently made a large donation to Tri-State Toys for Happiness. Pictured, from left, are Chuck Koelker, president of the Toys for Happiness program; Dick Graham, WCI; David Wade, NBCI; Bobby Sherrin, NBCI; Debbie Kisamore, WCI; Keith Arnold, NBCI; Bonnie Lawson, NBCI; Mike Thomas, WCI; Vicky Burt, business office; Frank Bishop, WCI; Melanie Gordon, WCI; Donnie Helman, WCI; and Tennille Winters, WCI. Since 1981, Toys for Happiness has provided toys for low-income and needy families. The program helps about 2,200 families each year. Donations can be dropped off at any of 30 barrels in the area, the gift-wrapping station at the Country Club Mall as well as the Downtown Manager’s Office on South Mechanic Street.
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