Pastor, wife honor church with Christmas Happiness gift

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Larry Summey has been pastor of Franklin Presbyterian Church for 20 years.
And for several of those years, he and wife Marianne have made a Christmas Happiness donation in honor of the members of Franklin Presbyterian.
It’s a way to say “Merry Christmas” to the church’s members “and help some people in the community as well,” Marianne said Tuesday.
“We have felt that was a more positive use of our funds than mailing individual Christmas cards.”
Christmas Happiness funds go to the Rowan County Department of Social Services to buy Christmas gifts for children in qualifying families.
If you would like to help, please bring your contribution to the Salisbury Post, 131 W. Innes St., between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays or mail it 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: $27,375.16
Today’s gifts:
Boyden High School Class of 1955 Lunch Bunch $201
In honor of Morgan Saddler by Captain’s Galley Lunch Club $25
In honor of members of Franklin Presbyterian Church by Larry and Marianne Summey $25
In honor of Tom, Colleen and Hannah by Don Conner $100
In memory of Giorgio Porcari and in honor of Foster Children by Sandy Porcari $50
For my husband’s Christmas $100
In memory of John E. Bame by Sarah Bame $25
In honor of Providence Methodist Men’s Club by Providence Methodist Church $100
In memory of Kay, Randy, Priscilla and Don $50
In honor of Jean Lambert and Rosia Lee Ross, two wonderful ladies by Cathy $10
In memory of my parents LeRoy and Laura Neely, son Anthony, husband Vernon Thomside by Phyllis Thomside $100
Hattie Hawkins Missionary Circle $25
In memory of Marshall Anthony and Alicia Sienerth, Love and missing you Granny $25
In memory of Kristi Kruchkow by Danny and Donna Kruchkow $100
In honor of Nathan and Claire Collins, my grandchildren by Sara Turman $25
Anonymous $50
In memory of Helen Little and in honor of Blanche Mull by Phyllis and Charlie Little $100
In honor of All teachers of Friendship Class of First United Methodist Church by Friendship Sunday School Class $50
In memory of Robert Bost and in honor of Mildred Bost by Lanny Bost and Family $50
In honor of David, Elijah, Jake, Marisol and Andres by Bob and Beth Foreman $50
In memory of Baby Jason Tyler Foreman by Bob and Beth Foreman $50
In memory of my Mom and Dad, John and Dot Rebhan by Dottie Rebhan $40
Today’s total $1,351
Grand total $28,726.16