Donations down for Christmas Happiness

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 3, 2009

They’ll be back tomorrow, lined up and waiting to get on the Christmas Happiness list.

At least it won’t be as cold as it was for those who came last Friday.

But it may be cold in a difference sense. Each day finds this year’s fund donations falling further and further behind those collected by the same date in 2005. As of today, contributions lag $5,366.

This is the 55th year of the Christmas Happiness fund. It’s never let the children down in all its history. With your help, we can continue to make those Christmas miracles happen.

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 $24,853.55

In memory of George W.’s sanity, from Uncle E $30.00

In honor of Dot Loflin, our teacher, from Adult Bible Class, Main Street United Methodist Church $20.00

In memory of deceased residents, from Yadkin House Friendship Worship Group $50.00

In honor of J.P. and Sally Helms, from Braxton and Louise …………………$25.00

In honor of Jesus Christ, from Erman, Lucille and Sherri $25.00

In loving memory of my father, James E. Ewart, from Jamie E. Davis $25.00

In loving memory of my parents, Sidney and Grace Fink, from Sylvia F. Ewart $25.00

In celebration of Emma’s and Maddie’s 11th birthday, from birthday party guests of Emma and Maddie Labovitz $190.00

In honor of our Sunday school teachers, Jeanne Shaver, Clyde Harriss and Lonnie Yost, and in loving memory of William Shulenburger, from the Patterson-Wessinger Sunday School Class, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Salisbury $50.00

In memory of my husband and in honor of my children, from Margaret Foster $25.00

In honor of our grandchildren, Bill III, Scotti, Betsy, Lee, John, Jamie, Currie, Tracy and Katie, and our great-grandchildren, Lyndsey, Billie, Mimi, Will, Sutton, Hank and Caroline, from Meemaw and Popi Webb $50.00

In loving memory of “Liz” Hammill, from Carol, Jim, Lindsey and Matt Lyerly $25.00

Anonymous $50.00

In memory of my mother, Nellie Safrit, from Calvin L. Safrit ………………………..$100.00

In memory of Doug Gryder and Sandra Barbee, my son and daughter, from Ruth Gryder ………………………….$20.00

In memory of Mimi and Mama Dot and in honor of Haileigh, Caroline, Victoria and Natalie $50.00

In lieu of Christmas cards to our friends and family, Ben and Susan Bernhardt $25.00

Merry Christmas from Nu Wave Salon, Karen Gryder, Kim Lowder, Darlene Seefong, Jean Bell and Carla Fesperman $140.00

Anonymous $50.00

In honor of our grandchildren, Ryan, Mackenzie, Camryn, Hannah, Abraham and Samuel, from Don and Betty Conner $250.00

Salisbury Lions Club $100.00

In memory of Shirley Ridenhour, from Senior Adult Sunday School Class, Ursinus United Church of Christ $50.00

In memory of Jason Brown, from Lonnie and Denna Goodman $50.00

In honor of our children, Nathan and Carol, from Mark and Tina Brown $50.00

Anonymous $75.00

Anonymous $100.00

In loving memory of my great aunt, Louise Hayes, from Irma Reigel $100.00

Anonymous $5.00

Santa’s helper $5.00

Peace in this world, from V.M. Wagner $25.00

In loving memory of our daddy, Everette Wilhelm, from Marsha Beaver and Mickey Wilhelm $50.00

Anonymous $50.00

Kristine H. Buford $100.00

For our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren $25.00

In memory of Baby Chad, from MawMaw and PawPaw $25.00

In memory of Floyd E. Coates, from Lorene T. Coates $200.00

Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Rutledge III $150.00

Today’s total $27,238.55