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Corriher Grange members donate to Christmas Happiness

There are a number of families in the western part of the county who have been members of Corriher Grange, community service organization, for more than than 50 years.

Every year at this time families collect donations during an annual Christmas party and submit them to the Christmas Happiness Fund.

Member David Allen said they’ve given just about since the inception of the Christmas Happiness Fund began and the only year he can recall they donated to a cause other than Christmas Happiness was last year when they donated money to the family of Marcus Kauffman, a firefighter who was killed during a home invasion a year ago.

This year when Allen filled out the form, he said, he did so in honor of Corriher Grange.

The group continues to give because it’s a good local charity with positive responses,” Allen said.

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 today were:

In honor of Rochelle Bost and Kay McCartney…Birthday Buddies by Dinah Carpenter  $25

In honor of Corriher Grange 50 Year Members by Corriher Grange  $100

In memory of deceased members by International Women’s Club  $100
Peeler-Wood Sunday School Class $250
A special “Thank You” to JR’s Auto and Truck Repair from your friends at Trinity Oaks  $25
In honor of the dedicated staff at Trinity Living Center from Bruce Greenland  $25
In memory of my dad-Buster Parnell, my grandmother-Odessa Williams and in honor of my mom-Opal Parnell by Joan Correll  $50
In memory of Mr. and Mrs. L.M. Yost, Jack and Peggy Yost, Edith and John Mesimore, Frances and Tom Wilson, Buddy Yost, Gene Wilson, Sue Frick, Dupree Stone, Ronnie Yates, Sr., and Jerry Parker by The Yost Family  $145
In honor of grandchildren, Skylar and Alstin Fraley, We Love You! by Maw-Maw and Paw-Paw Lowman  $20
Thank You for all the support given to our students by The SGA at North Rowan Elementary School  $100
In honor of Heywood Cope by Pat Featherstone  $50
In loving memory of David Lesslie by Edie $100
In memory of John Kirk and Caterine Kirk and in honor their children, Mary Ann, Johnny, Margie, Jay, Cathy, Rita and Betty by Joseph Kirk  $25
In loving memory of my wife, Hazel Anderson by Bill Anderson  $25
In loving memory of my husband, Jim Cody and also my parents, Carl and Ada Sharpe by Sandra Sharpe Cody  $25
Paul, Lynn and Meredith  $100
In memory of Claude and Jean Lyerly and Richard and Lois Henion by Tim, Linda, and Drew  $100
In memory of Floyd Morgan and Albert and Hazel Hill and in honor of children and grandchildren by Margaret Morgan  $100
In memory of Dighton and Trilby Fiddner/ Peggy Freddle and in honor of Floyd Freddle by Becky Brown/John Fiddner  $25
Total $1,390
Running Total $53,223.56

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. 20
In loving memory of our families:  A.W. “June” and Nan B. Harrison, Richard and Vernelle, Norma and “Pat” Ludwig and in honor of family:  David, Mark, Renee, Megan, Marlin, Michael, Madelyn and Toby Ray by Michael and Norma Ludwig  $100
Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.

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