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Race is on to help kids have a merry Christmas

The time to quit procrastinating is here.

It’s December, already.

Though Christmas Day is still more than three weeks away, it’s time to get serious about the holiday activities and preparations — the special worship services and programs, the shopping, the wrapping, the cooking and baking, the family gatherings and partying.

And, hopefully, your list includes a donation to Christmas Happiness.

Vouchers will soon be going out to parents and guardians of those children who qualify for help this year — if there’s enough money in the fund to cover all of them. Your contribution will 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 $6,360

In honor of my great-granddaughters, Julianna and Sara, from Sarah Bame $10

In memory of John E. Bame, from Sarah Bame $25

In memory of Carroll and Stella Pinkston, from Barbara Howard $50

Col. Charles D. Kepple $30

Delta Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. $250

Anonymous $350

Hallie Hawkins Missionary Circle $25

In memory of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thompson $25

In honor of Prince of Peace Church choir $25

In loving memory of Virginia Casey, from WELCA at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church $25

In memory of P.J. Kirk Sr., Pearl and Dallas Simmons and in honor of Geneva B. Kirk and faculty, staff and students at Catawba College, from Phil and Margaret Kirk $100

In memory of Robert Wendlandt, from Katherine Wendlandt $100

In memory of grandson Seth, our parents, brother Dwight and brother-in-law Kenny, from Richard and Paulette Deal $25

In honor of Kevin Deal, Rupert and Missy Deal and granddaughters Madison, Tana and Ansley, from Richard and Paulette Deal $25

Eva Peeler-Fisher Cox Sunday School Classes at St. John’s Lutheran Church $50

In loving memory of our son, Billy Cohen, from Mom and Dad $100

In memory of our loved ones, from Terry, Teresa, Aaron and Sarah Trammell $200

In memory of Peggy Coble and Nancy Burge, from Claudette Barger, Stewart Earnhardt, Pat Epting, Nan Graeber, Mot Howard, Barbara Sims and Peggy Smith $140

Today’s total $7,915

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