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Christmas Happiness: Generous classmates give big

The Boyden High School class of 1959 is a close-knit group. In fact, they have a “1st Friday Lunch Bunch” meeting each month, and although it’s local, classmates sometimes come from as far away as Florida, Georgia, even Alaska.

They’re a generous group, too. Beginning in November, the lunch bunch began collecting for charitable organizations.

“To date, we have collected $790 from classmates far and near,” Edith Julian, a member of the Boyden High School class of 1959, said in a note.

They’ve written checks and given cash to the Salvation Army, Rowan Helping Ministries and the Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House. And, of course, they didn’t forget the Christmas Happiness Fund.

“In honor of all classmates, in memory of those who have left us, and in gratitude to the Salisbury Post for faithfully supporting this program,” Julian wrote in her note, “we present this check for $305 to Christmas Happiness with heartfelt love and peace to all.”

Donations to the Christmas Happiness Fund come from people in the community who earmark their gift in memory or honor of someone. Donations are brought to the Salisbury Post during business hours. The money is then given to the Salvation Army of Rowan County to distribute to eligible families.

Donations given for Monday:

Contributions to Christmas Happiness may be delivered to the Salisbury Post, 131 W. Innes St., between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays or mailed to Salisbury Post Christmas Happiness Fund, P.O. Box 4639, Salisbury, N.C. 28145-4639.

Please make checks payable to Christmas Happiness Fund and indicate how you want your donation listed.

In memory of Margaret Ketchie by Wesley Lyerly   $25.00

In memory of Petty Ketchie by Larry and Jane Lyerly  $25.00

In memory of Benjamin Paul White by Larry and Jane Lyerly  $25.00

In memory of Odelia and Harry S. Lyerly by Larry Jane Lyerly  $25.00

In loving memory of our brother, Troy Treece by Brenda Barrier and Curtis Treece  $50.00

In honor of our Sunday School Teacher, Pete Connor by Unity Sunday School Class of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church  $50.00

In memory of Ruby Yarbrough by Phyllis and Jake  $25.00

David and Charlotte Hall  $100.00

In memory of George Brown by Naomi C. Brown  $100.00

In honor of Joe and Phyllis Freeze by Wilbert and Carolyn Lyerly $200.00

Thanks for all you do by The Post Group, Jon Post  $250.00

In honor of Jean L. Ray by Wilbert and Carolyn Lyerly  $200.00

In loving memory of Joe Ashley by Brenda Ashley and Family  $100.00

In memory of my Father and Mother-In-Law-Lee and Flossie Lamb, by Ford and Della Morgan  $25.00

In memory of my Father and Mother, Jim and Lillie Morgan and in memory of my brothers and sisters, Robert, Kenneth, Floyd, Renelle, Eula, and Irene by Ford and Della Morgan  $50.00

In honor of my wife, Della Morgan and my daughter, Pam Vellines, Andy and my son-in-law, Wayne Vellines by Ford and Della Morgan  $25.00

In memory of a friend, L/CPL Fred L. Roach, Jr.-USMC-February 23rd, 1969-Vietnam by Sgt. Snider  $25.00

In loving memory of Robert (Bob) Parks by Betty Parks  $50.00

In memory of David Goodman and in honor of Emery & James Goodman, Charlie and Hal Branan by Dick and Liz Goodman  $100.00

In honor and appreciation of Bill Shives on his Christmas Eve Birthday by Becky  $100.00

In honor of Carrie, Staton, Adam and Colin  $100.00

In memory of my husband, John E. Bame and in honor of my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren by Sarah Bame  $25.00

In honor of Richard and Novella Snyder, dear friends-like family by Carol Cauble and Family  $25.00

In memory of Martin Shotzberger  $100.00

In memory of our Mom and Dad, Claude and Martha Trexler by Wayne and Doris, Carolyn and Royce and Deanie and Kyle and Gayle and Don  $100.00

In memory of Pat Hillard and in honor of Bennie and The Little B’s $100.00

In memory of Derotha and Clark Smith, Frances Gates by Lynn S. and K. Peter Grogan  $120.00

In honor of our family, many friends, staff and employees of Supply One, who were ever so loving and caring during our sons illness. May God bless each of you by The Kluttz Family  $100.00

In memory of Eric Stephen Brooks by Frankie and Joyce Adams and Family  $100.00

In memory of Buck Hurley by Gordon and Carolyn Hurley  $1000.00

In memory of Paw Paw Murph by Michael and Melissa  $25.00

In memory of Uncle Ken by Michael and Melissa  $25.00

In memory of Great Aunt Mae by Garrett  $25.00

In memory of Paw Paw Fred, I love and miss you by Garrett  $25.00

In memory of my brothers, Don, Boyce and Clyde Stiller by Fran Lawson  $25.00

Ken and Gloria Cartrett  $100.00

In honor of Salisbury High School Staff, Karen DeGraaf, Cathy Costantino, Sheila Watt, Felicia Gaddy and Arneda Taylor-Harper by Nicholas Black and Family  $100.00

In honor of June Hundley by Milford Hills UMC Cross Talk Sunday School Class $100.00

In memory of John and Stella Campbell and Robert and Marie Mills and in honor of our brothers and sisters and their spouses and in honor of our children and their families by Richard and Shelia Gould  $100.00

Boyden High School Class of 1959  $305.00

Christian Reid Book Club  $100.00

In honor of Rev. Geoffrey Hay by Rowan County Democrats  $100.00

In loving memory of Al Boulus by Thelma Boulus, Sandy and Dan Flowe, Michael Boulus and his grandchildren $100.00

In memory of Allen Vallandingham — husband and son-in-law by Patti Vallandingham and Betty Herion  $60.00

In memory of Howard E. and Norman J. Fetterman by Their Children  $150.00

In memory of Imogene Perry by Fletcher Perry  $100.00

To The Glory of God by Triangle Circle  $100.00

In memory of Norde Wilson by Don Julian  $50.00

In loving memory of “P. B.” Bernhardt, Jr. by “EJ” and “The Judge”  $25.00

Total for Monday $4,935.00

Running Total $36,514.06

Contributions to Christmas Happiness may be delivered to the Salisbury Post, 131 W. Innes St., between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays or mailed to Salisbury Post Christmas Happiness Fund, P.O. Box 4639, Salisbury, N.C. 28145-4639.

Please make checks payable to Christmas Happiness Fund and indicate how you want your donation listed.

Correction from Dec. 13:

In memory of Annette E. Whitted by Richard and Novella Snyder  $100.00

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