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A gift to Christmas Happiness in memory of late husband

?Cora Weddington and her husband, Ray, would’ve been married for 65 years. The World War II veteran died in August.
Their love story began as students at then Landis High School. She gave to the Christmas Happiness Fund in memory of her high school sweetheart.
“We were in class together, some of them,” she said simply.
The fund provides Christmas presents for children who live in low-income households. The program is sponsored by the Salisbury Post, which accepts donations.
The Rowan County Department of Social Services distributes vouchers to eligible families.
It was the first year Weddington has ever given to the fund.
“If it would help somebody I just gave it,” she said.
Cora is a Rowan County native and as was Ray.
In 1944, Weddington was drafted into the Army that August. He was stationed briefly in Scotland and later served in Germany.
Weddington worked at Cannon Mills until his 1987 retirement.
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 donations to be listed.
Wednesday’s contributions:
In memory of Matt Cress by Steve McCombs $100
In memory of Margaret Allison and in honor of John Allison by LeeAnn and Jim Christy $100
In memory of Ray A. Weddington by Cora R. Weddington $100
In honor of Pastor Dan Gobble and wife Beth Gobble by Providence UMW $300
In honor of Franklin Presbyterian Church Members and Friends by Franklin Presbyterian Church Mission Committee $500
In honor of Chevelle Lomax by Hallie Hawkins Missionary $25
Spencer Moose Family Center #2019 $100
In memory of Ellen Straw, Robert and Lois Munday and in honor of our children Kelly and Kyle Munday by John and Julie Munday $50
In memory of Myrtice and Dimp-Becky and George by Hazel M. Winfree $25
In honor of grandchildren-Nathan, Allison, Jenna and Carol by Lane and Claudette Brown $100
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Adult Class #4 $50
Anonymous $100
In memory of Abigail Kathleen Burroughs by Gene Krueger.$20
Anonymous $3.
In honor of all our friends and angels and in memory of our angels that keep a place in our hearts by Lindsay and Mark Wineka $150
Total $1,723
Running Total $22,631.70
Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.

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