Lind Shermer gives to Christmas Happiness in honor of 50 years of Girl Scouts and to her late daughter

Christmas Happiness
Christmas Happiness

Nearly 50 years ago, Lind Shermer, was instrumental in starting a Girl Scout Troop at her church — First Baptist. Throughout the years, Shermer and the other women of the church taught young girls to explore the world around them, attended countless trips and created many memories.

Shermer and her husband, Gordon, made a donation to the Christmas Happiness Fund in honor of all the girls who participated in scouts throughout the years. The couple also gave in memory of their daughter Debbie, Sarah Fowler Anderson, the daughter of family friends who died in September, and in honor of Cindy Fink, a family friend.


Christmas Happiness contributions are collected at the Salisbury Post. The donations are listed in the paper each day. The Salvation Army of Rowan County distributes those contributions to area families in need. Families receive a voucher to buy Christmas presents for each child who qualifies.

“I’ve had some very special girls. My girls liked to travel,” Shermer said.

The girls took trips to Washington, D.C., Connecticut, Charleston and Savannah.

“I’ve been blessed to be associated with those girls,” she said.

Shermer said she gave to the Christmas Happiness Fund because the girls were always doing something for everyone else.

“You can’t take it with you and you might as well give to something that can be used wisely,” she said.

Bring contributions to the Salisbury Post, 131 W. Innes St., between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays or mail them to The Salisbury Post Christmas Happiness Fund, P.O. Box 4639, Salisbury, NC 28145-4639.

Make checks payable to the Christmas Happiness Fund and indicate how you wish your donations to be listed.

Today’s contributions are:

In memory of our brother, Troy Treece by Renda Barrier and Curtis Treece $50

In memory of Dermot and Katharyn Weaver, Ned, Ilene, and Mark Norris by Eric, Kathy, Erin, Kristen, Jonathon, Zack, and Tyson $100

Ken and Gloria Cartrett $100

In honor of Wayne, Jared, and Rachel by Dick and Cheryl Reavis $50

Laura Delaney $100

In memory of Robert (Bob) Parks by Betty Parks $25

Happy Birthday Brenda, Doris, Stan, and Steve by Susan and Benny $100

In memory of our brothers, Jesse “Frankie” McCulloh by Tim and Melanie McCulloh and Teresa Couch $50

Bless you all for this Happiness Fund. May this Christmas season bring you great happiness and joy, by Carlos, Joyce, and Veteran buddies at the Greenleaf Homes $25

Anonymous $500

In memory of baby Chad from Maw-maw and Paw-paw $25

In memory of Sue Smith, Jim and Janice Brown by all the grandkids $100

In memory of Ray E. Hallowell by Libby Hollowee $25

In memory of Sidney and Scotty Blume by Betty and family $50

In memory of my husband Grover C. Miller who passed away in September. He had a big heart for Christmas Happiness and gave generously by Vangie Miller $50

In memory of our daughter Debbie and Sarah Fowler Anderson and in honor of Cindy Fink and all the girls that attended Girl Scout Troops at First Baptist Church-we’re coming up on our “50th” anniversary by Lind and Gordon Shermer $400

In memory of “Buck” and in honor of our children, Mike (Trisha), Sara (Kent), and our grandchildren, Tyler, Miranda, Neely, and Will by Colleen Belk $150

Oasis Book Club $100

Total $2,000

Running total $33,063.37

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