Christmas Happiness: Dick and Pennie honor Daryl and Phillip with donation
By Sarah Campbell
SALISBURY — Dick and Pennie consider Daryl and Phillip two of their “very best friends.” They vacation together, travel together and go to church together.
That’s why the couple donates to Christmas Happiness in honor of the two each year.
“They do a lot in the community,” Dick said. “They are sort of unsung heroes if you will.”
Money collected through Christmas Happiness is given to the Rowan County Department of Social Services to buy Christmas gifts for children from low-income families.
Dick said Phillip directs the choir at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, as well as the annual “Glory of Christmas” concert and a community concert hosted on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
He said in the past Daryl has worked with Meals on Wheels of Rowan County.
Dick said donating to Christmas Happiness has become a Christmas tradition for his family.
“We like it because it’s local and it goes to people in need,” he 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.
Thanks to Libby B for decorating help by Susan B. $25
In honor of Charity League ladies that serve lunch to the Noon Rotary Club by Charity League of Salisbury $500
In honor Daryl and Phillip for all they do for this community by Pennie and Dick $150
In honor of all receiving Christmas Happiness, “Merry Christmas” by Bryce and Justin Evans, Olivia Dagenhart, Sydney and Reid Hlavacek $100
Eamon Park Canasta Club $20
In honor of our wonderful son Daniel and his lively girlfriend Allison by Dale and Kathy Myers $250
In memory of Ruby Yarbrough by Jake and Phyllis $25
In honor of Beth and Doug-Jill and Ray by Carol and Denny White $150
In memory of Dorothy and Robert Bradshaw, Jr. by Susan Whitley and Sheila Barringer $20
In memory of Mrs. Margaret Allison and Mr. John Allison by Jennifer Barringer Stirewalt $20
Merry Christmas-Macey, Grant, Spencer, Clayton and Branson by Charles and Gale Hellard $100
In loving memory of Terry L. Fortson by Sheila Fortson $100
Rev. and Mrs. C.P. Fisher .. $15
In honor of my grandkids: Noah, Luke and Jacob by Digna Freirich $200
In loving memory of our brother Troy Treece by Curtis Treece and Renda Barrier $50
In memory of Iva Rakes Murph by Bud Murph $100
In memory of Debbie from Lind and Gordon Shermer $100
In memory of Barry Lamonte Alley and in honor of Sharlene, Mark and Kendall by Mr. and Mrs. Jewell Alley $100
In memory of Ray E. Hollowell by Libby Hollowell $25
In honor of our Sunday School teachers: Jeanne Shaver and Clyde Harriss and in memory of Joe Harris, our loving former teacher by Patterson-Wessinger Sunday School Class at St Mark’s Lutheran Church, Salisbury..$50
In honor of Steve Fuller by Nate Matthews $30
Yadkin United Methodist Women $50
In honor of Jimmie and Tracy Webb by Pennie and Dick Martin $100
In memory of Dermot and Katharyn Weaver, Ned, Ilene, and Mark Norris by Eric, Kathy, Erin, Kristen, Jonathan, Zack and Tyson $100
Running Total $46,383.06
A donation in Saturday’s paper should have read: In honor of Paul Titus-Teacher of Wesleyan Mates Sunday School Class..$25