Published 12:00 am Friday, December 20, 2013

For several years now, Bob Lewis has made a contribution to the Christmas Happiness Fund, he said, simply because he believes in what it represents.
“I’m keenly aware of the need that’s in our community and the truth of the matter this is a poor county and there is great need. That’s why I give because I believe in it,” Lewis said.
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 gift card to buy Christmas presents for each child who qualifies.
Lewis gave his contribution in honor of his Wednesday morning breakfast group, a group of 10-12 men who began meeting years ago to discuss the important issues facing Salisbury.
The group was started by then Post editor Steve Bouser and was comprised of bankers, lawyers and other businessmen. The men meet at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center, where one of the hospital’s doctors is part of the group.
“We are basically a group that we learn from one another and we talk and listen. We’re not an activist group. We don’t pick sides,” he said.
He also gave a donation in honor of a Wednesday night pool group. The men gather at his house to fellowship and shoot pool. The men have been gathering to shoot pool for 10 years now.
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. Please write legibly to ensure that donations can be listed accurately.
Today’s contributions are:
In honor of the Wednesday Night Pool Group by Bob Lewis $50
In honor of the Wednesday Morning Breakfast Group by Bob Lewis $50
Friday Night Bridge Club $150
In honor of and appreciation for the Staff at Rowan Vocational Opportunities by Fred and Ann Medlin $100
Paul and Beth Woodson-Vogue Cleaners $100
In loving memory of my father, James Ray and my brothers Jimmy and Mike Ryan by Kathy Stoessel $25
In loving memory of Marty Faggart and Betty Treiber by Mr. and Mrs. George Faggart $100
In loving memory of my mother, Lettie Mabry and my sister Leslie Harkey Tucker by Linda and Terry Thomas $100
In honor of Lee, Victor, and Jason Wallace and in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Leo C. Wallace, Jr. by the office staff at Wallace Realty $100
In honor of Crawford Sloop, Jr. and in memory of Eva Sloop by Linda Haynes $25
In honor of the office staff at Wallace Realty by Linda Haynes $25
In honor of family and friends and in lieu of cards, Merry Christmas by Tom and Loretta Barber $50
In memory of Imogene Perry by Fletcher Perry $100
In memory of Gan-Dan and Texie Trexler by Kathryn, Bo and Lillie $50
In memory of Gad-Dan and Mom-Mom Rusher by Kathryn, Bo and Lillie $50
In loving memory of my husband, Larry Parrish and my sister, Cindy Eagle by Nancy Parrish $135
In memory of Jim Kelly and Dixie Clegg by Marjorie Kelly $50
In memory of John H. Brown and Mary E. Starkey and in honor of Ruby, Eric, Brad, Carrie and Brian by Judy and Frank $200
In memory of our parents by Warren and Evelyn Morgan $100
In memory of Mr. Charles Rufty and Uncle Irvin Morgan and in honor of our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren by Vernon and Janet Overcash $100
In loving memory of: Blanche, Quiller, Rob, Marie, Mable, Bud, Margie and Smith and in honor of Mack $100
In memory of our parents, Robert and Marie Mills; John and Stella Campbell and in honor of our children and brothers and sisters by Shelia and Richard Gould $200
In memory of my husband, Carl Cauble by Evelyn Cauble $100
In memory of our dad, Carl Cauble by Brenda and Linda Cauble $100

Total $2,160

Running Total $43,305.37