The Pulaski County Coordinated Local Assistance Service Project is getting ready to make the holiday season merry for families in need throughout the community. It includes area churches, service organizations, individuals, schools, law enforcement agencies and businesses who head up the annual toy store, clothing and food box distribution through Pulaski County Human Services. Right now they’re looking for donations of new toys and clothing and items for the holiday food baskets. Volunteers are also needed. Call 574-946-6500 and ask for Midge or Jacki if you would like to help out. Registration is also open for anyone who would like to receive food, toys and clothing this holiday season. Sign up through Dec. 4 at Pulaski County Human Services, 115 W. Pearl St. in Winamac.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.