Winter Wishes wraps another year of giving, kindness
ELGIN — Three years in, Winter Wishes continues to offer promises and surprises for Elgin and the surrounding community.
The Elgin Middle School program granted hundreds of wishes in the days and weeks leading up to the holiday break ahead of Christmas. Melissa Evon and fellow co-creator Anita West and fellow faculty members worked tirelessly for months to grant as many wishes as possible. Some were as small as giving gift cards and candybars, while others were much more involved — such as bringing a father home for the holidays, fulfilling life-long dreams of owning puppies and making a family’s battle against cancer a little less stressful. Every wish granted was only possible through community support.