Christmas Happiness Dec. 10, 2009

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 10, 2009

By Shavonne Potts
A group of children from the First United Methodist Church’s preschool class donated pennies collected to help others this holiday season.
“We do this every year,” said Patsy Langley after the youngsters brought what they collected in their Penny Harvest.
The children marched over from their South Church Street location and brought their hard earned (collected, that is) money to the Salisbury Post.
The children proudly posed for a photo in the Post lobby. They collected $221.25
At the beginning of November, the preschool class, which consists of 2-, 3- and 4-year- olds, set out a jar for loose change.
“It’s a traditional thing they do,” Langley said.
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 $20,352.25In honor of the teachers of Overton, Knox and Salisbury High by Hannah & Anne Claire $150
In lieu of Christmas Cards by Ralph $200
For my husband’s Christmas present $50
Mrs. Lois Simone $75
In memory of John Allen Peeler-for being the most loving husband and father, we miss you by Pam and Jenny $20
In memory of Frank Pursel by Una Pursel $100
In honor of our friends and families, Merry Christmas to all by Nelda, Benny and Belle $50
Daisy Hedrick S.S. Class of First United Methodist Church $100
In memory of Floyd Morgan and Albert and Hazel Hill by Margaret Morgan and Family $100
In honor of our grandchildren Abby, Ally, Ethan, Ellie, Bailey and Lucas by Buddy and Ann $50
In memory of Jim, I’ll never forget you. $20
Merry Christmas to the children from Alex and Carolyn Alexander $50
In loving memory of my mother, Dorothy Rogers, our very dear friend Guy Beaver, our beloved “Spuds” and more family and friends, we miss you very much by Karen and James Wilkerson ..$20
In honor of our grandchildren Macy, Grant, Spencer, Clayton, Makenna and Sydney $300
In memory of William B. Myers, Jr. by Lib Myers $100
In memory of my mother, Ruby Simmerson Chilson and my nephew, Nathan Eric Raymer by Melanie Chilson $25
In memory of Richard S. Perkins by Pauline Britt $25
In honor of needy children of Rowan County by Friends from RSS who care $300
Anonymous $10
In honor of City of Salisbury employees by City of Salisbury Human Resources Department …..$200
In honor of our Aunt and Uncles, Elva Kesler, John and Ola Mae Cauble, Bob and Faye Kesler and Doris Oddie by Al and Diane Brandon $50
In memory of my mother, Nellie Safrit $100
In memory of Col. Randall Boggs by Gilmer and Peggy Boggs $50
In honor of Jack and Sybil Shaw by Gilmer and Peggy Boggs $25
In honor of Bennie and Loretta Warner by Gilmer and Peggy Boggs $25
In honor of Beth and Doug Safrit and Jill and Ray Platt by Carol and Denny White $200
In memory of Bea Roberts and Magdalene Tucker $100
In memory of Foxey รณ a wonderful dog companion $50
In honor of our Sunday school teachers, Janet Rash, Jimmy Linn and Brent Watson by The Doyt Watson SS Class of Salem Lutheran Church $50
Today’s total $2,595
Grand total $22,947.25