By Shavonne Potts
SALISBURY — For the past several years, five hair stylists have given up getting Christmas presents from each other and instead donated to the Christmas Happiness Fund.
Nu Wave Stylists — Karen Gryder, Kim Lowder, Ashley Miller, Shelia James and Darlene Seefong — each donate $20 to the fund that provides gifts to area children.
“We do whatever we are comfortable with. There’s always been five of us,” said Lowder.
She said it makes the women, who are mothers and grandmothers, happy to contribute.
“We are grateful to have a job. We just want to give to other people,” she said.
“We like to think that’s a good place to make a donation and make other kids happy,” Lowder said.
The salon is located on Klumac Road, Salisbury.
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.
In memory of husband, “Red” Teeter and in honor of children, grand-children, and great-grand children by Eloise Teeter ..$100
In honor of The Staff of Rowan Public Library anonymous..$100
In honor of Madison, McKenna, and McGuire by Grandparents $50
In memory of our loving parents Jack and Rebecca Simpson, Roy and Beulah Linn by Nancy and Jimmy Linn $100
In honor of the teachers and staff of Erwin Middle School by the members of the National Junior Honor Society $50
In memory of Pastor Don Michael, Lavonne Zeth, and Helen Christie by Gloria DEI WELCA $25
In honor of Matthew Brown, Bill and Nancy Stanback, Mary Anne Laningham, and Chancel Choir of First United Methodist Church by Denny White $150
In honor of my “8” girls by Katherine Clark $20
Nu Wave Salon Karen, Kim, Ashley, Shelia, and Darlene $100
In honor of Pastor T.C. Plexico and wife Mary by Anna Petrea Group of Union Women $130
In honor of our Family by Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Arey $100
In honor of Grandchildren by Martha Dunlap $20
In honor of our teachers at Overton, Knox, and Salisbury High by Hannah and Anne Claire ..$120
In memory of Joyce Kneip on her birthday-December 17 by Debbie Eller $25
In memory of Ann Hubbard and Dr. Liz Mayrand and in honor of Ruth Young, and Polly Hubbard by Joel and Jayne Hubbard ..$50
Giving back to the community by Gene and Pat Bozay $100
In honor of Sean I Malone MD by Vanola Lippert Crowell $20
“Friday Morning Over the Hill Intellects” Wilbur Boltz, Loyd Hill, Ted “Bear” Larrabee and Ray Paradowski $100
In memory of my wife Binkie Williams and Mom & Pop Williams and in honor of my children Delores, Tim, & Ginger $100
In honor of our co-workers by First Grade Staff at Millbridge Elementary School $90
Brown Bag Readers Book Club $130
In memory of my husband James Ryan Jr. and my sons Jimmy and Mike Ryan by Mrs. James Ryan, Jr. $20
Joe Rutledge $100
Country Club of Salisbury Ladies Tennis Team $650
In memory of James G. Hudson Jr. by The J.G. Hudson Jr. Family $100
In memory of my husband Larry Parrish and my sister Cindy Eagle by Nancy $100
In honor of Chuck and Mitzi Williams by Catawba College Business & Finance Dept. ..$240
In loving memory of Claude and Martha Trexler by Wayne, Carolyn, Gayle, Deanie, and families.. $250
In memory of Mr. and Mrs. John Cecil Bernhardt by Vernon Bernhardt $100
In memory of John H. Brown and Mary Starkey and in honor of Ruby Brown and Elijah, Bradley, and Brian Starkey $200
In memory of Rose Post by Robert and Allison Ogden $25
In honor of 1st Kids and their leaders at First Presbyterian Church by Wednesday cooks $25
In memory of George A. Brown by Naomi C. Brown $100
Running total $50,093.06
A donation in Wednesday’s Post should have read: In memory of Mrs. Margaret Allison and in honor of Mr. John Allison by Jennifer Barringer Stirewalt $20
Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.
By Shavonne Potts