More than 1,500 children receive presents because of Christmas Happiness

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 24, 2013

More than 1,500 children were able to receive presents this year through the Christmas Happiness Fund because of the contributions from the Rowan County community.
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.
The Salvation Army issued those gift cards to families on Thursday, but donations continue. Other Christmas Happiness contributions that come in will go to start the program for next year.
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 physicians @ Novant Health Carolina Women’s Health Association by Suzette Biskey $100
In honor of our son, Daniel and his soon-to-be bride Allison $250
In memory of my deceased co-workers in the Rowan County Assessor’s Office: Madolyn Yates, Lottie Williams, Virginia Kluttz, Mae Francis Johnson, Vivian Mull, Margaret Young, Chubby Jordan, Mildred Monroe, Bill Snipes and John Smith by Joe Williams $25
In honor of Acolytes and Altar Guild of First United Methodist Church, Salisbury $100
In memory of Steve Shirley by Supper Club Kids $60
In memory of Jimmy by Hen and John $100
In honor of Clara’s Daddy and our friend Odin by Children of St. Luke’s MMO $50
In honor of our Mom and Dad, Brandon & Brad Vinson by Neely and Taylor Vinson $25
In honor of the best Mother-in law, Mother and Maw-Maw, Ruth Agner and the greatest-kids, Michael and Sasha with love Merry Christmas by Patrick and Linda Broadway……….$100
In memory of Hazel and Clifford Bost and Lorraine and Bernard Williams and in honor of my Mom, Sheila B. Williams and Dad Joe by Brandon $50
In honor of the Milford Hills UMC Staff: Anna, Becky, Doris, Helen, Reba, Sandra, Wayne and Steve $100
In memory of Cecil and Ruth Bernhardt by Vernon Bernhardt $100
Friendship Sunday School Class of Maupin Avenue Presbyterian Church $50
In memory of John and Catherine Kirk and in honor of their children Mary Ann, Johnny, Margie, Jay, Cathy, Rita and Betty by Joseph Kirk $25
Spencer Chapter 1197 WOTM $50
In memory of Barry Helms by Sara and Michelle $20
In honor of our grandchildren: Hunter, Harrison, Laney, Rachel and Regan by MaMaw and PaPaw Bell $25
In memory of W.L. and Pauline Morgan and M.H. Mildred Bell by Gary and Ann Bell $25
Rikki and Rebecca Spencer $100
In memory of deceased member by Salisbury International Women’s Club $100
In honor of our five grandchildren: Scott, Faith, Jessi, Jackson and Brooke..$25
In memory of Jim Peeler and in honor of children: Doug, Steve, Karen and Sharon and in honor of grandchildren: Adam J. D., Jeremy and Lauren by Sylvia Peeler $100
Judy and Richard Kluttz $200
In memory of Joe Ashley by Jody, David, Tanner, and Kathryn Hood and Brian, Lindsay, Shaw and Lochlan Ashley Ashley $25
In memory of Joe Ashley by Brenda Ashley $50
In memory of Vic Shive by Ann, Bucky, Chris and Lowry $50
In loving memory of our dear friend, Terry Henson by Lynn and Pete Grogan $100
In memory of my loving husband, Millard Seamon by Dot Seamon $25
In honor of Hugh and Doris Sechler by Brenda and David Raney $50
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene A. Bozay $100
In honor of Jenna, Cameron, Olivia, Sam and Natalie by Jim and Barbara Norman $100
Just Because $50
In honor of our children: Carly and Derrick Moore and their precious child, RiLynn Love Mama and Daddy $50

Total $2,380
Running Total $47,135.37