Elk County Office Of Veterans Affairs spearheads a project

Photo by Brian Stockman
Brian Stockman
Staff Writer

The first floor hallway of the Elk County Courthouse Annex in Ridgway will be the showdown for a battle, but all for a good cause! 
Leslie Neal, director of the Elk County Office of Veterans Affairs set up scenes throughout the hallway each Christmas season as a way to benefit the local Good Samaritan Food Bank. This year, a selection of Santa figurines will be slugging it out to see who is the favorite.
Decorated "present" boxes will be at each individual display and everyone is invited to vote by placing new, nonperishable food items, toiletries or toys into the boxes to vote. Residents who vote can fill out a paper in the office and will be entered to win a prize at the end of the contest.
Those interested will have until Dec. 20 to vote for their favorite via donation and the drawing for the winning prize will be selected the same day.
Stop by and see the County Commissioners and vote for your favorite Santa's.