Holiday spirit

Holiday spirit
2:33 pm
Fri December 23, 2011

California family answers girl's 'balloon mail' to Santa

AUBURN, Wash. — A 5-year-old girl sent a letter to Santa attached to two pink balloons, and it ended up in the hands of a California ranching family who say they'll make the girl's wishes come true.

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Holiday spirit
9:44 am
Thu December 22, 2011

Aberdeen rallies around laid off diner workers with 'Grinch fund'

America's Diner on Google maps ( ... the reason for the little red dot).

ABERDEEN, Wash. — A regular customer at a shuttered Aberdeen diner that left 12 workers out of work has successfully led a fundraiser that collected nearly $17,000 to help them out.

Glenn Ludwig launched the "Grinch fund" after learning that the 12 workers at his favorite diner — America's Diner — were left jobless and without a paycheck since before Thanksgiving.

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Holiday spirit
9:57 am
Tue December 6, 2011

Diamond ring dropped in Spokane Salvation Army kettle

Moved by the holiday spirit, someone put a $5,000 ring in a Salvation Army red kettle.
Evan P. Cordes Flickr

SPOKANE, Wash. — An anonymous donor dropped a diamond ring wrapped in a dollar bill in a Salvation Army red kettle in the Spokane area.

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