Portage County Sheriff’s Office provides Christmas miracles with area help

Left to right: Tomorrow River Schools Middle School Principal Ashley Phelan, Portage County Sheriff Mike Lukas, TR Schools Elementary Principal Sherry Oleson, and Vista Royalle Campground owner Scott Kollock.

The Portage County Sheriff’s Office was able to make the holidays a little brighter for 200 area children thanks to donations from the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, the Gilbert Brown Foundation, Jake’s Diapers, Good360, the Wisconsin Association of Campground Owners (WACO), and Vista Royalle Campground.

WACO Executive Director Lori Severson said, “Christmas can be a difficult time for families who are struggling, and COVID-19 has made some of those struggles even more evident in 2020. Our partnerships include some very generous business owners. We are fortunate to be able to pull together and make Christmas sparkle.”

In the days leading up to Christmas, the Portage County Sheriff’s Office and representatives from Vista Royalle Campground distributed toys, books, and games to families in need as designated by the Tomorrow River School District, the Almond-Bancroft School District, and Portage County Health and Human Services.

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