VAN WERT - Last year, our community provided holiday gifts for over 80 senior citizens through the Grateful Hearts Giving Tree. This year, with your help, we can provide gifts for more than 100 seniors associated with the Van Wert County Council on Aging Senior Center.

To give a gift to a senior citizen this holiday season, visit the Van Wert Arts Factory and choose a paper heart ornament from the Giving Tree. Each ornament lists the name of a senior citizen. Purchase a gift or gift card from suggested retailers, return the wrapped gift or gift card with paper heart ornament attached to the Van Wert Arts Factory, located at 136 E. Main St. (across from Balyeat's) in Van Wert by 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14.

The Van Wert Arts Factory is an initiative of Main Street Van Wert. For more information contact Adam Ries at (419) 238-6911.