Holiday Wishes Come True
By Terrell Boettcher, Sawyer County Record
Several hundred children attended the Christmas party held Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Boys and Girls Club of Lac Courte Oreilles. They received toys given to them by the family of an Illinois soldier who was killed in Afghanistan four years ago.
The featured event at the party was the fourth annual “A Soldier’s Wish: The Thomas J. Boyle Jr. Gift Giveaway,” which was sponsored by Pauline, Ryan and Andrea Boyle and coordinated by Shondel Barber.
The giveaway started with an honor song by the Boys and Girls Club Drum group as LCO Eagle Staff carrier Gary Quaderer Sr. marched around the gym. Children lined up to visit with Santa and express their wish. The kids then received gifts handed out by Teen Images members of the Boys and Girls Club.