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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Decorating for Christmas took on a whole new meaning for some Whitley County families.
The 2nd Annual Lighthouse Christmas Walk took place Saturday and is a fundraiser for the transitional shelter.
â€śThis time of year is harder on us than others,â€ť said Tania Keirn, director for The Lighthouse. â€śIf we had 10 people from every business, church and organization pledge just $10 per month, we would have what we need.â€ť
According to Keirn, the shelter sees utility expenses in excess of $1,000 each month during the winter. That burden coupled with the increased to need for housing during colder months can mean a financial hardship for the nonprofit organization.
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