Provide some holiday cheer for veterans

The Marshalltown Central Business District is asking the public to make a difference in the lives of some of our local veterans.

The “Adopt-a-Vet” program is seeking gifts and cash donations for veterans who have no family at all for Christmas.

Participants can stop by and pick up a star with a veteran’s name and two gift options they have asked for at Hellberg’s Jewelers, Black Tire Bike Company or McGregor’s Furniture.

There are also cash boxes at different locations where donors can make gift offerings that will allow veterans to purchase items through the Canteen at the Iowa Veterans Home.

MCBD wants to pick up cash and gift donations by Monday, Dec. 4 in order for the cash and presents to be available at the veterans party slated for Dec. 10.

For more information or for those who wish to donate, contact MCBD President Fauna Nord at (641) 751-2748.