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Donors step up to give Rowan families a merry Christmas

All the vouchers were ready for distribution today to the last of the applicants at the Department of Social Services.

Christmas may still be three days away, but the Christmas Happiness fund’s miracles are complete for the 55th year. The generosity of the Post’s readers and Christmas Happiness supporters came through once again.

Late donations received through noon today will be listed in Saturday’s paper.

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 $57,852.55

To help others because we have been blessed by so many this holiday season, from the children and their recreation fund at Nazareth Children’s Home $151.22

To the glory of the Blessed Ever-Virgin Mary $22.54

In memory of our parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Morgan and Mr. and Mrs. M.H. Bell, from Ann and Gary Bell $25.00

In honor of Hunter, Harrison, Laney, Rachel and Regan, from Mamaw and Papaw Bell $25.00

In honor of Ted Banther II, from Angie Banther $30.00

In memory of Charles Gerock and in honor of Joy Gerock, from the Gerock family $60.00

In loving memory of my wife “Benkie” Williams, from Marcelle $50.00

In honor of “Aunt Shully” and “Uncle Ned,” our wonderful neighbors $50.00

In memory of Kay, Don and Priscilla $50.00

In memory of Clay Thomas, from Georgianna, Vance, Van and Dawn $200.00

In honor of McKenzie Shipping Department employees, from Terry Knight $50.00

In honor of Wanda Mills, Tonya Ostwalt, Pete Blinn, Frank Hoyt, Terry Knight, Drew Cornelison, Jim Kohn and Scott Fleming $500.00

In memory of Edwin O. Norvell and in honor of Susan Norvell, Lucile P. Norvell, Mary Linn Norvell and Philip Norvell, from Edward P. Norvell $400.00

In memory of Spencer Murphy and Mary Marshall Murdoch and in honor of Bryce Beard and Kathrene Murdoch, from Edward Norvell $100.00

In honor an appreciation of my colleagues and friends Phil Hardin, Zelia Frick, Technology Department, and Instructional Technology Facilitators in Rowan-Salisbury Schools, from Barbara Moose $25.00

In memory of Eva Barger Moose, with love from her family $25.00

In memory of H.R. “Buddy” Sapp, with love from his family $25.00

Anonymous $200.00

Anonymous $100.00

In memory of John and Oneda Plyler $100.00

In honor of William Copeland for our 47th wedding anniversary (Dec. 19, 1959), Love, Barbara $100.00

In honor of Carolyn by the Ram $60.00

Jim and Joyce Ann Spiceland $200.00

Anonymous $100.00

In honor of Jordan Mays, Chandler Mays and Ashley Mays. I love you all very much, Dad $25.00

In honor of Lisa Mays. Dreams come true and I love you very much, Mater $25.00

In memory of Mr. and Mrs. L.M. Yost, Jack and Peggy Yost, Buddy Yost, Dupre Stone, Tom Wilson, Gene Wilson, John Mesimore and Ronnie Yates Sr., from the Yost family $90.00

In memory of Joe and Letha White, brothers and sisters, from Frank White $50.00

In loving memory of my brother, Eugene Stephen Kelley, and my husband, John Joseph Maloney, from Patricia $20.00

In honor of sixth-grade teachers and assistants and all principals at China Grove Middle School, from Lauren Beaver $25.00

In honor of third-grade teachers and assistants and all principals and office staff at Bostian Elementary School, from Evan Beaver $25.00

Anonymous $50.00

In memory of Edwin R. Fuller, from the employees of Innes Street Drug Co. No. 3, Ketner Center $250.00

Anonymous $10.00

In memory of loved ones: Blanch, Quiller, Mable, Margie, Smit, Bud, Judy and Pat. We love and miss you $100.00

In memory of Martin Shotzberger $100.00

In honor of the Charles F. Fisher Chapter No. 73, Children of the Confederacy members, from the Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78, United Daughters of the Confederacy members $15.00

In memory of Lonnie Hilliard and in honor of L.V. Hilliard, from Becky $50.00

In loving memory of Willa Orr, from Susie and Don Hillock $50.00

In memory of my husband, Bob Meade, from Ruth Meade $100.00

In loving memory of my son, Cecil Deal, from Frank Nance $25.00

In honor of Candi, Kiki, Cha-Cha and Bubba $50.00

Anonymous $100.00

In memory of Rex and Lorene Fraley, from daughter Mary Katherine Fraley White $25.00

In memory of M.K. Lowder, from daughters Phyllis Price and Dana Owen $25.00

To the Glory of God, from the Rock Grove United Methodist Church congregation $350.00

In honor of Stuart and Marie Cuthrell and Jim and Miriam Clary, from Mildred and Joel Collins $25.00

In honor of our children, from Mary and J.W. Lefler $25.00

In loving memory of Raymond Dennis, Roy Drye and Louise Drye and in honor of Susan Dennis, from Pete and Linda Drye $50.00

In honor of Gary and Pam Sossamon, from Faye H. Corl $20.00

In honor of John and Emily Rader, Rob, Rick, Austin, Allison, Grant, Erin and Clayton Bumgarner $100.00

Anonymous $30.00

Today’s total $62,311.31.

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