Ottumwa Life Holiday 2018 - Page 18

said Boxx-Vaas of the jolly old elf. “He’s amazing.” “They donate everything that’s raised to AHFA,” Boxx-Vaas said. A high-class vendor fair allowed shoppers to find those unique gifts while sipping specialty drinks. Children’s activities entertained the younger visitors. A variety of Santa Clauses grace the fireplace a former bedroom turned office at American Home Finding Association during the association’s open house in 2017. Christmas trees could be spotted throughout the 2017 American Home Finding holiday tour. This year’s event was held at Hotel Ottumwa. Tracey Boxx-Vass, AHFA executive director, didn’t want visitors getting bored going to the same building each year, so staff plans to alternate between the two locations. WHAT WE DO American Home Finding Association is a private, not-for-profit family service agency. Our services include Adoption, WIC, Maternal Child & Adolescent Health, Child Welfare Emergency Services, Child Care and the Foster Grandparent Program. CONTACT US: AHFA 217 East 5th Street Ottumwa, IA 52501 | 641-682-3449 | www.ahfa.org Children prepare and mail letters to Santa during the 2017 holiday tour of AHFA offices. Centered around children, the association offers birth parent services, an after-care program for adults under the age of 21, a maternal health clinic and Foster Grandparents program. It also operates an emergency shelter and foster group home. D.P. PLUMBING WORKING SHOWROOM OPEN TO THE PUBLIC SALES-SERVICE-INSTALLATION PERFECT SOLUTION FOR THE DO-IT-YOURSELFERS • Residential • Commercial • New Construction • Remodels • Sewer & Water Lines • Spa Chemicals • Repairs • Bathroom Remodels • Water Heaters • Camera ,ines & Drain Cleaning • Free Estimates www.DPPlumbingPlus.com (641) 683-4404 2921 N. Court Rd - Ottumwa