It will be a happy holidays for three local charities, as the Mirador Retirement Community handed out three big checks on Tuesday.

The Meals On Wheels program, the Senior Companion Program and the Paddle for Parkinson's group all were honored on Tuesday at a special luncheon at the Mirador. The Meals On Wheels program received $5,000, the Paddle for Parkinson's group received $4,500, and the Senior Companion Program received $10,000.

Officials with those charities said the money will go a long way this holiday season, and they are truly grateful.