Caring enough to share
Commander Johnie Martin Mathews of the Port Aransas Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8967 presents Kristen Barton of Port Aransas Emergency Medical Services a check for $2,500 on Monday, Dec. 15. The funds are a contribution from the VFW's Care and Share Christmas drive to the Emergency Services Toy Roundup. Looking on are some of the many involved in the annual effort. From left are Capt. John McKinney and firefighter Alec Vetrone, both of the Port Aransas Volunteer Fire Department; Crystal Bath, communications supervisor with the Port Aransas Police Department; James Stokes, interim chief at PAPD; PAVFD Capt. Chris Shanklin; EMS paramedic Bree Millard; EMT Linda Gillespie; VFW Quartermaster Rick Miller; and Jim and Janet Brannan, co-chairs of the Care and Share drive.