Westmoreland-New Kensington teams with Sheetz, Salvation Army and high school students to make holidays brighter for children

Date Published: December 12, 2017

Hundreds of families have gathered at Westmoreland County Community College-New Kensington for recent events.

The college hosted more than 200 people on Dec. 2 for Santa’s Workshop following New Kensington’s annual Holiday Parade. Children met Santa Claus and received a toy donated by Westmoreland along with a bag of healthy snacks provided by Sheetz. Valley High School Junior ROTC students also helped to make the event a success.

The college also hosted the Sheetz for Kidz Children’s Holiday Event on Dec. 9. The annual effort provides new toys, clothes and other basic needs. The Salvation Army of New Kensington selected 80 children and their families to participate in this year’s celebration.

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