Celtics buy Christmas gifts for Keizer family

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Three Keizer kids looked out their window and declared, “They’re here. They’re here.” It wasn’t Santa and his elves. But on this Christmas these visitors brought just as much excitement as McNary’s boys basketball team arrived carrying gifts for a local family in need. Ryan Kirch started the adopt a family program six years ago when he became the head coach at McNary as a way for his players to develop leadership and character. “Our kids are real fortunate where they come from,” Kirch said. “I think it’s really good for them just...

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