Stuff the Cruiser

November 17, 2021 Cranberry Local News


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Harper Van Dorne, 4, of Harrisville lifts a bag of dog food into a police cruiser at a past Stuff the Cruiser food donation drive in Harrisville.

Two police departments in the southern end of the county will hold Stuff the Cruiser events, during which residents can place new Christmas gifts into a police car for needy children.

The Saxonburg Police Department will hold its Stuff the Cruiser events from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 26 at Saxonburg Coffee & Tea on Main Street and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 27 at South Butler Community Library on Main Street.

The Middlesex Township Police Department also will hold a Stuff the Cruiser from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 27 at Glade Run Church on Route 8 just north of the Browns Hill Road intersection.

New toys, books and boys' and girls' clothing are being requested at all three events.

Those donating items are asked not to gift wrap any donations.

Items “stuffed” into the cruisers will be donated to The Lighthouse Foundation, where parents who use the Lighthouse Food Pantry can “shop” for free Christmas items for their children at the annual Lighthouse Toy Shop.

A fire truck will be present at the Stuff the Cruiser events for perusal by children and adults.

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Paula Grubbs

Paula Grubbs

Paula Grubbs is a Butler County native who has been with the Butler and Cranberry Eagle newspapers since June 2000. Grubbs has covered the Mars School District and Middlesex Township for over 20 years with the Eagle and her former employer, the Cranberry Journal. She also covers Adams Township, Evans City and Mars in addition to events and incidents throughout Southwestern Butler County as assigned. Grubbs has taken the lead at the Cranberry Eagle in reporting on shale gas development, which has been a hotly debated topic in the recent past, both locally and nationally. A 1979 graduate of Butler Senior High School and a 1994 graduate of Geneva College, Grubbs has won a Golden Quill and four Keystone state awards, plus an award from the Society of Professional Journalists. Grubbs enjoys following the Penguins, Pirates and Steelers, volunteers with the Connoquenessing Creek Cleanup each summer, and loves spending time outdoors and bird watching at her Penn Township home. Grubbs is the daughter of James R. Davis Sr., of Center Township, and the late Maxine Davis. She has two grown children, Jacqueline and Thomas.