Donations to Warm The Children, a program sponsored by the Vilas County News-Review under the auspices of the Eagle River Rotary Foundation to provide winter clothing for children in need, have now reached 86% toward the 2019 fundraising goal of $80,000, according to program coordinator Toni Ruthven.

“We have sent out vouchers for approximately 450 children this year,” said Ruthven. “There are still three shopping weeks.” Applications are still being accepted at the News-Review.

For more information, call Ruthven at (715) 479-4421.

Donations may be made at the News-Review office, located at 425 W. Mill St. in Eagle River, mailed to Vilas County News-Review, P.O. Box 1929, Eagle River, WI 54521 or at

In addition to many anonymous donors, donations were received as of Nov. 21 from residents in the following communities:

Eagle River: Laurel and Ken Anderson; Gail Nebgen; Jackie and Wally Coghlan; Ron Adamovich; Nancy Richter and Jo Daniel, in memory of Mary Lou Haverkampf; American Legion Post 114; Annie’s Woolens; Norb and Bonnie Kegley; Nancy Mayer and Dennis Gother.

Land O’ Lakes: Ron and Jeri Miller.

Phelps: Fred and Faith Caskey.

St. Germain: Tom and Mary-Doug Brown, Judy Beaver, Jim Warmington, St. Germain Women’s Service Club.

Sugar Camp: Carol Dart.

Three Lakes: Lee and Jan Siudzinski.

Other Wisconsin cities:  Charles and Janet Dougherty, Appleton; Richard Hudec, Racine; Pete and Leslie Victora, Muscoda.

Other states: Arlene and George Reichert, in memory of James and Esther Aman, Woodstock, Ill.; Rebecca Carter and Terry Kautz, Golden Oak, Fla.