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Preschoolers make donation to Christmas Happiness fund

They lined up in pairs, holding hands, for the trek to the Salisbury Post.

The two-block outing is an annual event for the 4-year-old preschool class at the First United Methodist Church on South Church Street.

This year, the pairs took turns pushing the bright yellow cart because it held precious cargo: Money that will make sure some less fortunate children have a Merry Christmas.

A total of $402.50 in coins, rolled in tubes and piled into a 2-foot-tall, decorated glass jar, was contributed by all of First Methodist’s preschool classes, but the 4 year olds got the honor of delivering it.

Have you made your delivery to the Christmas Happiness Fund yet?

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 $8,680.00

First United Methodist Church Preschool $402.50

Anonymous $2.00

In memory of our parents, Ott Sr. and Edna Pinkston and Vasco and Edna Singley, from Ott and Julie Pinkston $50.00

In memory of Martha Wall Riley, Joey Riley, Callie Wall, Charles Wall, Robert Wall, Margaret Riley, Richard Riley Sr., James and John Riley and in honor of Barbara Davidson Riley, from Joseph Riley $50.00

In loving memory of our grandson, Todd Kimball, from Catherine and John Kimball $25.00

Martha Cauble Sunday School Class, Union Lutheran Church $25.00

In memory of Willard Britt, from Pauline Britt $25.00

In memory of Bob Dietz, from Mary Dietz $100.00

In memory of Melvin K. Morgan, from Betty Morgan and family $100.00

In honor of Ed Trollinger, from Ruth $25.00

In memory of Hayden Lingle and in honor of Glenna Lingle, from Glenn and Sue Wall $50.00

In honor of Dave, Pearl and Red Allmon, from Mary Evers $30.00

Salisbury International Women’s Club $50.00

In honor of Dorothy B. Rowland, from Cindy and Mike Waller $50.00

In memory of Harry L. Rowland Sr., from Cindy and Mike Waller $50.00

In honor of Tanner, Christopher, David and Kathryn, from Gran and Granddaddy $100.00

In honor of our precious grandchildren: Katie, Brack, Kala, Alissa and Emma Grace, from Paw Paw Ronnie and Maw Maw Pam $25.00

Primetimers, First United Church of Christ $50.00

Anonymous $20.00

In loving memory of Harry L. Rowland, from Dorothy Rowland $100.00

In lieu of Christmas cards to my friends, neighbors and relatives, from Pansy H. Hinson $25.00

In memory of Jeff and Cliff Mize, from Sylvia and Billy Young $25.00

In memory of Myrtle, Henry and John Dillon $50.00

In memory of Annie Laxton, from Jerry and Nancy $50.00

Anonymous $100.00

In loving memory of my daddy, George W. Ayers, from Mary Jane Measmer $50.00

In honor of our grandchildren: Abby, Ally, Ellie and Ethan, from Buddy and Ann $50.00

In memory of past members of the Golden Rule Men’s Bible Class, First United Methodist Church $100.00

Today’s total $1,779.50

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