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Christmas Happiness serves children, tops last year’s gifts

Christmas Happiness Fund contributions have topped last year’s giving, with  this year’s $53,963.56 total to date, edging out the 2013 donations by more than $4,000.

Christmas Happiness donations come from people in the community who designate their gift in memory or honor of someone. Donations are brought to the Salisbury Post during business hours. The money is given to the Salvation Army of Rowan County to distribute to eligible families. Each family receives a $35 gift card per child to be spent at Magic Mart.

In 2013, the community contributed $49,267.52 to the fund.

The Salvation Army and its many volunteers were able to distribute the money collected from the community to help children, some of whom may not have otherwise received gifts. The donations were given to eligible families a week ago at Life Church, site of the former High Rock Community Church.

Any contributions given after the funds were allocated to the families will help begin the fund for 2015.

Many thanks to the generous donors who help the Salisbury Post continue this giving tradition.

The following contributions were given Wednesday:

In honor of Kim Lowder and Brandy Frye by Don and Joyce Caldwell  $20

Anonymous  $20

Anonymous  $500

In memory of all our Christian Family that has passed by Crown In Glory Lutheran Church  $100

In memory and in honor of all Veterans by Kennedy-Hall Post 106  $100

Total  for the day: $740

Running Total $53,963.56

Correction for Dec. 23

In honor of The Daisy Hedrick Sunday School Class at First United Methodist Church by The Primary Purpose Group  $50

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