More than 100 family, friends and customers gathered on Feb. 10 at Maria Merante Gifts in Bloomfield for "Baby It's Cold Outside, Let's Have a Blanket Drive." The themed party, spearheaded by Maria Merante-Palmieri and her staff, collected more than 250 blankets and clothing items for the Light of Life Mission on the North Side. As a thank-you, guests were treated to an evening of musical entertainment, food and refreshments.
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