Keep local support ongoing

A tip of the Santa hat to Heather Hunker, owner of Ma Chere Claire Boutique, and The Tiffin Community Foundation for raising funds to help county residents.

Ma Chere Claire Boutique, located in Ye Crimpers salon at 191 Jefferson St., donated 10 percent of sales Dec. 23 to TCF. The board of trustees at TCF then matched that five times, and forwarded a check for $600 to the American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio for emergency assistance in Seneca County.

This is just one example of how businesses throughout the county help raise money for worthwhile causes all year long. And another example of why it is important to support local businesses.