Appreciated ‘Child’ coverage
       Finally, I'm catching my breath and had time to search for the articles in the Westside Pioneer about Operation Christmas Child. Thank you, and the story about Pastor Al Pittman and his trip was great! We really appreciate that, and the good picture, too.
       We are celebrating our final count of 25,916 shoe boxes! Thanks again for helping us get the word out.
       I saw that your paper is going online - exciting! I hope that will lighten your load and be a great thing for the Westside Pioneer and Westsiders.
       Blessings and happy Thanksgiving!

Melissa Klute

Editor’s note: Klute is an organizer with Operation Christ-mas Child’s international drive, supported by churches on the Westside, to provide shoeboxes with gifts for indigent children.