Editor's Note: The following is a news release issued by the Mercer County administration.
Thanks to the generosity of scores of employees and friends of Mercer County government, local children will have a very merry holiday this year as County Executive Brian M. Hughes delivered piles of donated gifts to Gateway Head Start on Dec. 20.
Hughes, who delivered the gifts in person to the John O. Wilson Neighborhood Center in Hamilton, was eagerly greeted by Gateway preschoolers.
Gateway’s Family Advocate Barbara Chapman warmly thanked Mr. Hughes, saying the gifts will greatly help families of the preschool provide a bright holiday to their children. Gateway Head Start serves 87 children and their families.
“I am moved by the compassion our employees and our community show during the holidays,” said Hughes. “These gifts will go to children whose parents have little extra to provide during the holiday season, and the generosity of so many county employees has made for many happy children.”