Women’s Book Club continues tradition of giving

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 20, 2018

SALISBURY — Canterbury Book Club was started in 1973, and just five years later its members began a tradition of giving to others in the community during the holidays.

The club, which includes 12 local women, has continued in the giving spirit with its annual Christmas Happiness donation.

Barbara Perry and Carolyn Hurley came up with the British-sounding club name.

“We have been able to provide Christmas for our families, and we don’t want anyone to do without,” said Lynn Bertram, who has been club treasurer for 22 years.

The women choose a recently written book in various genres and meet during the fall, winter and spring.

Sometimes they meet for lunch at a member’s home or a local restaurant.

“It’s a wonderful fellowship,” Bertram said.

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

Today’s contributions are:

In honor of the students and families we serve by staff at Communities in Schools of Rowan County, $140
In memory of Rose and Eddie Post, $75
In honor of our mom and dad, Brandon and Brad Vinson, by Neely, Taylor and Asher, $25
In memory of Lorraine Williams, Bernard Williams, Clifford Bost and Hazel Bost and in honor of my mom, Sheila Williams, by Brandon Vinson, $50
In memory of my departed co-workers at the Rowan County Assessors Office: Wallace Peeler, Jerry Rowland, Bill Snipes, John Smith, Binkie Williams, Virginia Kluttz, Mae Frances Johnson, Margaret Young, Vivian Mull, Madolyn Yates, Chubby, Jordan, and Mildred Monroe, by J.W., $25
In memory of our uncle and friend, firefighter Justin Monroe, and Paw-Paw Eddie Monroe by Rob and Caroline Monroe and Corbin and Abby Smith, $40
To all my special friends and Oliver by Jayne, $100
Canterbury Book Club, $100
Merry Christmas! by Friday Bridge Club, $250
In honor of Sunday school teachers by Golden Age Sunday School Class of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, $100
Anonymous, $25
In memory of Lady, Juanita and Grayson by Nan Zimmerman, $25
Western Star PHA Mason Lodge, $100
In memory of Mr. and Mrs. E.D. Bowers, $20
In loving memory of husband, Mike, and my best friend, Norman Ludwig, and in honor of family, friends and Wednesday morning R.R. Retirees Breakfast Group; thank you, Norma, $100
In honor of our 11 grandchildren by Norbert and Carolyn Gedemer, $100
In memory of Sylvester, Buff, Smoker Joe, Doozel, TC, Checkers, Gracie, Izzie, Skippy and Sparky by Tara and Sharon, $20
In memory of Violet and Mason Lowrance by Tara Lowrance and Sharon Minderlein, $25
In memory of all past members by Crown in Glory Lutheran Church, $100
In honor of Arnold and Brenda Herring by Preston Herring, $25
In memory of Mr. and Mrs. L.M. Yost, Evelyn and Dupree Stone, Jack and Peggy Yost, Buddy and Mildred Yost, Frances and Tom Wilson, Edith and John Mesimore, Sue Frick, Anne and Gene Wilson, Ronnie Yates Sr., and Jerry Parker by the Yost family, $175
In memory of my mother, Helen Melton, and my son, Tim Harris, by Shirley Harris, $25
Paul, Lynn and Daisy, $100
In honor of our friends and neighbors in Milford Hills by Chuck and Liz Friedrick, $250
Today’s total: $1,995
Running total: $38,422.31
Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.