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Local man collects presents for devastated towns

PAXTON – It’s a season of giving and one area man wants to make sure everyone in Central Illinois has a Merry Christmas.
PAXTON – It’s a season of giving and one area man wants to make sure everyone in Central Illinois has a Merry Christmas.

Mike Tongate is collecting Christmas presents to deliver to the people of Gifford, Washington and Coal City. All three towns were devastated by November’s tornadoes.

Tongate has set up collection points at 15 area businesses. For a full list, visit the Facebook page. He’s asking for donations of unwrapped presents. He plans on delivering the presents with Santa before Christmas.

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