Christmas Fund total at $31K, but help is still needed

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Friends, family and the dearly departed -- the dedications on a list of Gazette Charities Christmas Fund gifts are filled with the names of those who have inspired the generosity shown by the givers.Who inspires generosity in you? Please consider recognizing them in next week's list of Christmas Fund givers.Your gift -- every penny -- will go to fund the much-needed efforts of 10 local help agencies that are working hard to meet the need in our community.This week, Gazette readers gave more than $16,300 to the Christmas Fund. That brings the total so far to more than $31,200.
But we have a long way to go to meet our goal . . . and an ever-dwindling amount of time.Please don't delay. Look for the donation coupon in today's paper or donate online at by clicking on the Christmas Fund logo.Here is a list of this week's donors: Kathy Brown, in honor of Charlie's Angels, $350Kristin Halkias, in honor of Daniel and Pleshette Snavely and family, $25Kristin Halkias, in honor of George and Tracy Watson and family, $25Sue and Craig Selby, $500"Mad Max" and Anita Maxwell, in honor of Paula Bland Family, $25Carol and Fred Bowen, in memory of Gary Silman, $25Carol and Fred Bowen, in memory of Robert (Rick) Silman, $25
Carol and Fred Bowen, in memory of Carl and Macel Richardson, $50Carol and Fred Bowen, in memory of Emmitt and Buelah Bowen, $50Michael Myers, in memory of Samuel McCleese, $25Susan Glenn, in memory of Ethan Glenn, $30"Mad Max" and Anita Maxwell, in honor of Jim and Madeline Maxwell, $25Mr. Florian Ceperley, in memory of Ellen Axson Rodes Ceperley, $50
Pat and Bill Jarrett, $100Joyce Holden, in memory of Mr. and Mrs. P.R. Sowards, $100Anonymous, in memory of Olga Ratliff, $10Lola C. Kinder, in memory of Pvt. William Kinder, $200Noel and Bill Hassen and family, in memory of David Matthew Hassen, $100Rebecca and Jack Kutil, in honor of Jesus our Savior, $100Mary Stanley, in honor of Abigail and Lydia, $200Dorothy and Ernest Woodall, in memory of our son, Ernest Woodall Jr., and Ivan and Hazel Woodall and John and Ida Hooper, $100Terry Sayre, in honor of Phyllis Sayre and in memory of Sam Sayre, $150Anonymous, in memory of Rosemary Marshall, $25Ellie and Mark Schaul, $100Marilyn And Wesley Burns, in honor of our grandson Maxwell Howard Burns, born 11-15-2013, $35Diana and Raymond Barber, $100Ms. Vera Myers, in memory of my daughter Connie Norris, $20Anonymous, in memory of My Wonderful Wife, $50 Amy and Steve Golden, $300Anonymous, in memory of Patty Legg, $50Barb Gessner, in memory of Ann Chun, $25Anonymous, in memory of our son Rick, $100Fraternal Order of Police Associates No. 4, $200Ann Moody-Calwell, $500Ramon Stover, in memory of Donald and Virginia Stover, $25Sarah Adams, in memory of Frank, $50Linda and Daniel Taylor, in memory of Mary Porter Taylor, $100Mrs. Norma S. Levy, in honor of Andrea Hereford Baker, $100Mrs. Norma S. Levy, in memory of Ancestors in Hope/Bond Cemetery on West Side hilltop, $100Garnet Phillips, in memory of Kelli Leann Williams, $25Betty Fourney, in memory of Paul J. Fourney, $50Eleanor Rose, in memory of Susan Foulk, $25Mr. and Mrs. David H. Conley, $25Kathy and Bob, in honor of family, $100"Mad Max" and Anita Maxwell, in honor of Betty Bland and Ken Volkers, $25Anonymous, in honor of DTKJ, $100
Anonymous, in memory of Josephine Smith, beloved grandmother, $100"Mad Max" and Anita Maxwell, in honor of Bill Maxwell Family, $25Laura and Robert Thaw, in memory of Linda Neff Bly, $50Laura and Robert Thaw, in honor of Martha Ammon, $50Terry Johnson, in memory of Ruth and Bob Johnson, $50Opal Quesenberry, in honor of Matt Wender Family, $100Dolores Smith, $25Fay Jack, in memory of Kenny Jack, $25Anonymous, in memory of Chet and Nancy Winterstein, $70Anonymous, in memory of Mr. and Mrs. W. Sutton, $500Wilma and Rich Naseef, in honor of William and Charlie, $100Barbara Murray, $100Mary Hague Girod, in honor of Brad and Kathie Hague, $100Nelson Spencer, in memory of Marie Spencer, $100Judy Penza, in memory of parents Donald and Lucretia Hirsh, $100Riverview Terrace Yoga Class, $150Mary Hague Girod, in honor of David and Carolyn Hague, $100Anonymous, in honor of my favorite grandmother and in memory of Sara Suka, $100Anonymous, in honor of the dedicated staff of the Adult Education Learning Center-KVCTC, $100Gary Weber, in memory of Eva Weber, $50John O'Neil, in memory of our parents, $100Sandra Fadal, in memory of Bryan Frampton, $100Sean, Ana, Liam and Colin McGinley, in memory of Patricia Noel McGinley, $100Edith Phillips, in memory of Danny Phillips, $50Patricia Blankenship, $50Anonymous, in memory of Larry Maynor, $100David C. Cupler, in memory of Judith L. Cupler, $30Anonymous, in memory of Clyde, Pearl and Randy Engle, $200Anonymous, in memory of Ron, Carolyn and Scott McGraw, $200Patsy L. Thompson, in memory of Ray Thompson, $100Anonymous, in memory of Paul and Arlene Van Reenan Beverage and William and Anna Burgess Durham, $100Anonymous, in memory of Shirley and Irene Hammack, $25Norma Hastings, in memory of William Michael Hastings, $100Stephen Parkins, $25Susie and Bob Orders, in memory of cousin Bob Orders, $100Tiffany Bethea, in memory of Alma Harmon, $20Ms. Rosa L. Pickel, in honor of Jesus -- the reason for the season and in memory of Nelson Mandela -- a great humanitarian, $100Anonymous, in memory of Evelyn Keener, $50Tod Kaufman, in memory of Ned Chilton, my friend and tennis partner, $50Hettie and Billy Bass, in memory of Ivan Bartely, $100Ralph Edward, $25Mary Lively, in memory of Mike Protka, $100Anonymous, in honor and in memory of Our Military Families, $1,000Karen Dixon, in memory of Paul L. Dixon, $100Nancy Byard, in memory of Michelle and Joe Fratino, $100Karen Potesta, in memory of my mom and dad Mary and Woodrow Potesta and my brother-in-law, James I. Keane, $300James Riggs, in memory of Vivian Riggs, $25Van and Gary Durrett, $1,000Roy Green, in honor of Howe and Fisher families, $40Joyce and Dan George, $500Ms. Karen Jenkins, in memory of Harold and Alma Bronaugh, $200Anonymous (combined), $4,730Weekly total: $16,310Grand total: $31,277
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