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Christmas Happiness donations continue to pour in

SALISBURY — Donations continue to pour in for the Christmas Happiness Fund as the year comes to a close and a new year approaches.

Rowan County residents have carried on the tradition that began 65 years ago with Salisbury Post editor Spencer Murphy.

This year because of contributions from the community, more than 1,000 children and 281 families were served. Any donation at this time will begin the fund for next year.

The Salisbury Post collects the donations and turns them over to the Salvation Army. The local organization distributes gift cards that are used at a local business by eligible families. This year, parents were able to buy gifts for their children from the local retailer, Kmart.

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, NC 28145-4639. Make checks payable to Christmas Happiness Fund and indicate how you want your donation listed.

Today’s contributions are:

In honor of my co-workers and our participants at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center by Debbie Lesley, $100
In loving memory of our parents, Bill and Lucille Marsh and Walter A. and Sarah Graham, and my loving brother, Dr. Lane Graham, by Donald and Lynn Marsh, $100
In loving memory of our brother, Troy Treece, by Renda Barrier and Curtis Treece, $50
Salisbury Lions Club, $100
In honor of all my nieces and nephews who have been so good to me this past year by Suvy, $25
In honor of Mattox and McCall Henderson by Judy and Richard Kluttz, $200
Merry Christmas, $50
In memory of my husband, Robert Reid, by Vickie Reid, $100
In memory of my husband, Howard R. Goodman; my father and mother, James and Margaret Wilson; my brother and wife, Jimmy and Geraldine Wilson, by Virginia Goodman, $300
In memory of Sonny and Dale Lambert by the Lamberts, $20
In memory of Stephen Martin, $20
In memory of Jim Sechler and Howard and Edith Weddington and in honor of Jennifer, John and Jacob Nicholson and Brenda and Mike Bassinger with love Cathey, $150
Paul and Lynn Weisler, $100
Today’s total: $1,315
Running total: $48,418.03

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