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Christmas Happiness: A contribution in honor of veterans

By Shavonne Potts
spotts@salisburypost.com
SALISBURY — Elizabeth Parker has a heart for veterans and regularly donates to military causes. This year, the China Grove native made a Christmas Happiness contribution in honor of veterans.
She said it wasn’t much, but she wanted to give. She lives on a fixed income, but donated $25.
Her husband, Willie, who died in 2007, served in the military.
“I’m very sensitive to the veterans. I have highly honorable feelings for them,” she said.
She says veterans should be honored more.
“They go through a lot for us and we don’t quite realize that,” Parker said.
This was the first year she made a contribution to Christmas Happiness.
“I thought it would be a good idea to help in some way,” she said.
Parker said there are a lot of people going through hardships this holiday season.
“America is the greatest country in the world and we need more prayer for the future,” she 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.
Contributions so far:
The Sam Moore Family $50
Thank you, for America’s Freedom and in honor of arriving home veterans in need by Elizabeth C. Parker $25
In honor of Tanner, Christopher, David and Kathryn by Gran and Grandaddy $100
In honor of our friends and neighbors in Milford Hills by Chuck and Liz Friedrich $200
In honor of our Sunday School Teacher, John Wyatt by Providence UMC Adult Sunday School Class $200
In memory of Carroll and Stella Pinkston by Barbara Howard .$50
Rikki and Becky Spencer ..$100
In honor of our Sunday School teachers: Jean McIntyre and Don Burleson by John Wesley Sunday School Class of Woodleaf Methodist Church $25
For the love of those that make us better than who we were, The Ulrich Family $25
In memory of Ronald and Carolyn Rogers $500
In memory of Ken Smoot by Betty Smoot $25
In honor of Ann Carscaddon by BLUE $100
In honor of Wayne, Jared and Rachel by Dick and Cheryl Reavis $50
In honor of Norbert and Elizabeth Gedemer, Sr. by Norbert and Carolyn Gedemer, Jr. $200
In memory of Rose and Eddie Post by David Post $250
Anonymous $10
In memory of John Miller, Mackwood, Stewart Curtrell, Gene Queen and C.L. Eagle $250
In honor of Katherine Lyerly and in appreciation of her dedication to Group 1 LCW at Christiana Lutheran Church $60
In honor of our teachers of St. Peter’s Blessed Assurance Sunday School Class: Charles Everson, Linda Lambirth, Thelma Barger, Keith Holshouser, Tabby Holshouser and Joan Cline $100
In honor of our children and grandchildren by Ann and Dave $100
Total $2,420
Grand total Total $31,146.16
Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.

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