Early giving brings Christmas Fund total to nearly $15K

CHARLESTON, W.Va. --Generous Gazette readers have given nearly $15,000 to the Gazette Charities Christmas Fund during the early days of this year's fund drive.All money raised by the fund will go to 10 local agencies that assist those in need.Because Thanksgiving fell late this year, the giving season is a bit shorter, so please don't delay when considering a gift to Gazette Charities. The fund has a long way to go to meet its goal this year.The Gazette covers all administrative costs of the fund. All gifts - in their entirety - will go to the people who need them most.To give, look for the donation coupon in today's paper or go online to wvgazette.com and click on the Christmas Fund logo.Here's a list of this week's donors:Vernon Bowen, $100Betty Caplan, $50Anonymous, in memory of Margaret and Marguerite, $100Mary E. Dickens, in memory of Lewis G. Dickens, $50Mr. Jack Fellure, $25Elizabeth Chilton, in honor of my family, $500Sara Hatfield, $10Anonymous, in honor of Karin Fuller and Alyce Faye Bragg, $20Ann Balkey, in memory of Ruben Jones, $50
P.C., in honor of Betty Chilton, $50Ruth Peyton, in memory of Martha Wehrle, $100Mr. James Hunter, in memory of Joy A. Hunter, $40Jim Haught, $200Kemp Littlepage McElwee, in memory of Collett Smith, $100Reid Pugh, in memory of my mother, Pat Pugh, $200
Ramona Lockwood, in memory of Ernie Woodall, $100Donna J. Shaver, in memory of my parents, Don and Vida Shaver, $100Truist, $32P.C., in honor of Beth Elkins, $50William Gessner, Jr., $25 Roberta M. Spence, in memory of Cecil M. Spence, $50Anonymous, in honor of Jesus Christ my Savior, $50Doris and Jim Smith, $150Anonymous, in memory of LCD, $1,000Jamie Summers, in memory of Ethel Hunley, $50William Chambers, in memory of Carolyn Perry, $500Daniel Martin II, in memory of Clarence and Eva Mae Sydenstricker, $50Carolyn Del Grande, in memory of Richard Del Grande, $200Jerome Curry, in honor of President Obama who is trying to get millions of people insured, $200Karen Gresh, in memory of Richard Del Grande, $100Ezra Cochran, in memory of Jennie Ellen Cook, $100Freeman & Chiartas, $100Dabney and Daniel Phillips, in memory of Arthur and Doris Isaac, $100
Terence Barron, in memory of Dr. Fredrick Russell Sidell, Williamstown, W.Va., $100Joan and Robert Power, $100James Clark, $100Gordon Moore, $50Barbara Koster, in memory of Beulah Koster, $25Helen Hatcher, in memory of O.W. "Bud" Hatcher, $25Elinor Midkiff, $25Barry Myers, in memory of Ollie Ward Prichard, $30June Robinson, in memory of Mrs. Willie Robinson, $30Anonymous, Peace on Earth!, $100Ruth Juanita Ong, in memory of Larry Randolph, $50Rev. and Mrs. Ricardo Flippin, in memory of Mary L. Flippin, $30Anonymous, in honor of Logan and Mason, $25Fran and Bill Allen, in memory of William H. Allen, Sr. and Ruby Allen, $50Connie Stewart, in honor of Will, Clyde and Drew, $50Anonymous, in memory of Bud Patterson, $100Anna L. Greenleaf, in memory of Lenn "Ed" Greenleaf, $100Joy and Jack Rossi, in memory of our parents, $150Kathleen Trippany, $100Albert Dress, in memory of Daniel Dress, $50Carol and Dennis Flaherty, $50Anonymous, in memory of Helen, $100Anonymous, in memory of Polly, Ed and Quinnie, $100Phil Lawrence, $100Ellyn Goldberg, in honor of Rob's Fund & BNAI Jacob Synagogue, $100Marion Baer, $100Karen and Herbert Harr, $100Camille Keller, in memory of William H. and Helen I. Keller, $20Barbara C. Mason, $25Anonymous, in memory of Elizabeth C. Smith, $50Gayl<co > Tulley, in memory of Joshua Tulley, $100Koleske Family, in memory of parents, $100Sue and Ed Baldwin, in memory of Megan Baldwin, $30Mary Lou Hatfield, in memory of Clifford Hatfield, $100Leslie N. Johnson, $250Susan and Trip Shumate, in memory of W.E. Chilton III, $300Leona and James Piercy, in memory of Prue Piercy, $100Anonymous (combined), $4,530_______________Total for the week, $12,097 Grand total, $14,967
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