Tartan High School and the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce each year sponsor families in the Oakdale area with children in the local school district. They purchased gifts from a wishlist and set out on six routes to make the joyful deliveries Dec. 17.
The St. Paul Police and Fire departments teamed up with Target to provide holiday meals for forty East Side families on a shopping spree at the Suburban Ave. store Dec. 10. The event is a partnership between St. Paul Police Foundation, District 2 Community Council, East Park Lions, Boys & Girls Club and the White Bear Avenue Business Association. Checking their list are police recruit Daniel Wallace, Fire Captain and paramedic Art Baumeister, Corazon, Katte, and police officer Hector Mena-Carrion.