Siblings’ donation honors parents, grandparents

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 17, 2013

When Angie Carman and her brother, Brian Loflin, began asking their parents and grandparents what they wanted for Christmas, the consensus was for the siblings to give a gift to others in need. Five years ago, the two and their families began giving to the Christmas Happiness Fund in honor of their parents and grandparents.
Christmas Happiness contributions are collected at the Salisbury Post. The donations are listed in the paper each day. The Salvation Army of Rowan County distributes those contributions to area families in need. Families receive a voucher to buy Christmas presents for each child who qualifies.
Angie, along with her husband, Chris, their children Avery and Addison, as well as Brian’s wife, Heather and their children — Haley, Jordon and Bryson have given this year to the fund.
Angie said she and Brian’s parents are Susan and Ronnie Loflin, whom the family listed their donation in honor of along with Naomi and George Brown their grandparents.
The family wanted to give to the fund so that “everybody could have something,” Angie said, and to “help families out, especially around the holidays.”
The family also adopts local families who maybe in need at this time of year, 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 donations to be listed.
Today’s contributions are:
In loving memory of my mother, my father-in-law, our Beloved “Spuds” and others who we love and miss so very much by Karen and James Wilkerson $20
In loving memory of Boyd Moon-the “Bestest” husband, father and grandfather. We sure do miss you by Peggy and the girls $100
In loving memory of Melda Killion, C.W. Moon, Kevin McBride, Randy Heilig and all of my other family members that I have lost over the past several years by Peggy Moon $100
In honor of my granddaughters, Alex and Brittany and my daughter, Heather and all of my other family members and friends. Christmas is the time to give by Peggy Moon $50
In honor of Sister Mary Robert by Norbert and Carolyn Gedemer $100
In honor of John Peeler by Patsy and Ozzie Reynolds $50
In memory of David Goodman, Scott Riverson, Patrick Virtue and John O. Reynolds, III by Family and Friends $150
Anonymous $25
In honor of our Lord and Savior by the United Methodist Men of Christ Church $100
In memory of Ray and Irene McCombs $100
Good Timers Club of Union Lutheran Church $25
In memory of Lee Russell by Cindy and Kirkley $100
Rock Grove United Methodist Church United Methodist Women $100
In memory of George Brown by Naomi C. Brown $100
In memory of Abigail Kathleen Burroughs by Gene Krueger $10
In memory of Joyce Kneip on her birthday, December 17th by Debbie Eller $25
In honor of Samantha Thompson-Great-grand-daughter and Chandler and Carsyn Wilhelm by Selma and John Wilhelm $100
BHS Class of ’59 $407
In honor of Ronnie and Susan Loflin by Haley, Jordan, Bryson, Avery and Addison $50
In memory of George Brown and in honor of Naomi Brown by Haley, Jordan, Bryson, Avery and Addison $50
In memory of Harold Kenerly, Ed and Mozelle Cline, Don Bowden and Ed Boone by Bill and Toni Kenerly $50
In honor of Will, Paige, Hal, Bert, Maye and Viv by Bill and Toni Kenerly $50
In memory of my husband, Allen Vallandingham by Patti Vallandingham $50
In memory of Travis and in honor of family and friends by Donnie and Ruthie $100
In honor of Cindy and Steve Martin and family, Starla and Gary Smith and family, Dena and Don King and family, Margaret and Dale Basinger and family and Nelda Rinehart and Floyd Kerr by Lanny and Jo Fowler $150
Anonymous $25
In honor of Herb and Janet Rhodes by Prime Timers-First United Church of Christ $50
In memory of Mary Dionne Gore-Dozier former science teacher at Knox Middle School, missed but never forgotten by Madison Noles and John and Carol Smith $50
In honor of “The Shining Stars” by “Joy of Christmas” $30

Total $2,317.
Running Total $35,380.37