"Heroes" Event Makes the Holidays Brighter for Veterans' Families

It didn’t take long for their carts to fill up with Nerf guns, Legos, and games, but there were more practical items, too, such as disposable diapers and baby food. Nine-year-old Emma bought some canned goods for the food drive at her school, Nicholas selected art supplies, and 17-month-old Zieyeal opted for a “Tickle Me Elmo,” while other kids shopped for hats and candles – Christmas gifts for their dad and mom. This was the fourth year that Meijer hosted “Heroes Helping Heroes” – its annual gift giving event, in which it partners with the sheriff’s department, the Northwest Homer Fire Protection District and the Lockport VFW Post 5788.

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