Gifts collected by Penni Gietz for Toys for Tots

Gifts collected by Penni Gietz for Toys for Tots in a drive-thru toy drive.

For almost 40 years, Penni Gietz has welcomed as many as 350 guests into her home each December for a holiday brunch. That was not possible this year.

“It started in 1982. Ann Sage and I started a brunch for spouses of physicians because we were both married to physicians, and it just grew and grew and grew,” Gietz said Friday.

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