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Student receives technological surprise

GALION — Eleven-year-old Koltin Castle had no idea he was about to receive a gift from a stranger Tuesday evening.

Don Zsigray of Galion PC was at Castle’s door with a refurbished Toshiba laptop for him.

“I was so surprised,” Castle said. “I totally was not expecting it so it was really surprising, just crazy.”

Koltin’s grandma, Patty Castle, said she saw an article on Crawford County Now’s website about Zsigray and the refurbished computers he wants to give to families in need with students who need one.

“When I saw the article, I knew it was real, so I applied through the Galion PC website,” said Patty who is raising her grandson, a fifth-grader at Galion Intermediate School.

Koltin said he will use the laptop for school, projects and fun.

“He absolutely loves it,” Patty said.

Patty said she is grateful to Zsigray and the people helping him implement the program, Gina Powell and Ken Reynolds of AA American Bail Bonds.

“It’s a great program,” Patty said. “When Don got in contact with us, I was so excited. He is a very sweet person and brought the laptop to our home. It is an awesome program for local families.”

Zsigray, who has been building and repairing computers and other technology equipment for years, said he had two other families with children lined up for computers.

“It feels great to know that these kids will have the tech they need to learn and grow,” Zsigray said. “You’ll never forget the look in their eyes when they see what your there for.”

Zsigray takes donations of desktop computers, laptops, projectors and tablets to rebuild like new to give to needy families in Crawford County. The drop-off location for PC repair and pick-up along with technology donations is at AA American Bail Bonds, 125 N. Columbus St., Galion.

“People are starting to donate as well,” Zsigray said. “I’m just glad I can use my skills to help those in need.”

For more information about the program or to complete a submission form, visit or call 567-274-8720.

Source: By Kimberly Gasuras, CCN Reporter February 14, 2019 11:38 am Crawford County Now

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