Christmas Happiness: filling needs isn't always easy

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 3, 2009

What do you want for Christmas?

Ask a young child that question and you will likely receive a request that’s east to fulfill.

Easily fulfilled, that is, if you have a steady job with an income that covers more than the bare necessities.

A doll, toy car, basketball or new sweater are all beyond the means of far too many people.

That’s where Christmas Happiness steps in to create miracles for low income children in Rowan County. What the fund wants this year for Christmas, as it does every year, is for no child to be forgotten. Your help does make a difference.

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 donation listed.

Yesterday’s total $7,915

In honor of neighbors at the beach, from Raymond and Laurel $50

Keenage Club, Salem Lutheran Church $50

In loving memory of my husband, Richard C. Hinson, from Pansy Hinson $25

Amvets Post 565 $50

In memory of Wade Gentry and Jackie G. Easter, from Jerry and Nancy Laxton $100

In memory of church family who have passed, Crown In Glory Lutheran Church $100

In memory of Dewey L. and Julia T. Miller, from Judy Miller $25

In loving memory of all our members who have passed away and in honor of Sue Crowell and all of our UMW $25

In memory of Glenn Parks, from his wife Irene Parks $50

In honor of my children and grandchildren, from Irene Parks $50

Cardinal Squares Square Dance Club $200

In memory of Esther Morgan Fine and Buddy L. Catoe, from John and Betty McHone $20

In memory of Coy and Ethel Cranford, from John, Betty and Melinda McHone $20

Today’s total $8,680