CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- There's no time to waste if you are considering a gift to the Gazette Charities Christmas Fund.This week, generous Gazette readers gave more than $20,000 to the fund, which goes to support 10 local help agencies in our area.The work of those agencies is integral in meeting the need that exists in our community.The fund now stands at $52,000, but our yearly goal is still a long way off, and Christmas in less than a week away.
Please don't delay. To give, look for the donation coupon in today's paper or click on the Christmas Fund logo on this website.Here is a list of this week's donors:Shirley White, in memory of Andrew and Robert White, $50Our Gang Haircare, $100Joel Armstrong, in honor of Faith Armstrong and Sonia Gaviola, $100Pamela and Elliott Harvit, $1,000Anonymous, in honor of those that need help, $25Sam Miragliotta, in memory of Frances and Rose Miragliotta, $50George Ann Grubb, in memory of Ruth Grubb, $25Anonymous, in memory of Barbara and Harold Miles, $50Anonymous, in memory of Mr. and Mrs. James Goshorn, $50
Peggy Barker, in memory of Angela C. Barker, $25Faye and Joe Guilfoile, in memory of Mary Sparks and Eleanor Guilfoile, $150Anonymous, in memory of Julian H. Phillips, $50Rose and Johnny Hill, $60Anonymous, in memory of Harry Marcus, $100Catherine Cornell, in memory of John Cornell, $100
Melanie and Jim Vickers, in memory of Elmer and Pauline Vickers, $25Melinda and Sam Sutton, $50Kevin Wolfe, $200Anonymous, in memory of Sandra Corey, $300Xspec Power, $300Anonymous, in memory of Roy B. Payne, Jr., $15Mrs. L.E. Witt, in memory of Amos Witt, Oscar and Edna Witt, Marvin and Vay Casto, $75Ann Brotherton, in memory of William Brotherton Jr., $100Melvina Arthur, in memory of my husband Robert, $25Mad Max Maxwell, in honor of "Wheeler Bob" and "Toast Man," $25Lois and David Teets, $50Anonymous, in memory of our parents, $50Anonymous, in memory of Jack A.E. Withrow, $100Jewell Crews, in memory of Cecil Crews, $50Jim Wilmoth, $50Anonymous, in memory of my husband and our parents, $400Mary Comer, in memory of Margaret and Raymond White Jr., $200
The Lewis Family, in memory of Brad Lewis, $100Flora Francis, in memory of Bud Francis, $50Jeannie Plumley, in memory of Patsy Haas, $25Marty and Jim Kemplin, $50Anonymous, in memory of Roy, $50Ella and Robey Myers, in memory of Shelton and Lena Corper and Lincoln and Opal Myers, $50Anonymous, in memory of Sammy, $25Jane and Ed Keeling, in memory of Edward Lee Keeling II, $100Richard E. Hanlen, in memory of Virginia Judy Hanlen, $25Gary Nease, in memory of Betty Nease, $25Ronald L, Meldi, in memory of Robert H. Green, $20Janet and Jack Durbin, in memory of Ruby Durbin, $25Patricia S. Nelson, $100Olivia Singleton, in memory of RRS, $100Anne Rada, in memory of my husband, Edward Rada, $100David Lieving, in memory of Roberta Lieving, $100Sowers and Company, A.C., $100Mad Max Maxwell, in honor of Sportscaster Mark Martin, $25Dorothy and George Schneiter, in honor of "Thanks for God's Blessings," $500
Chi Master Beta Signa Phi Sorority, in honor of Chi Master Members, $25Jeannie and Richard Randolph, in memory of James and Gracie Randolph, $25Robin and Martin Klapproth, in memory of Robin's parents: William A. and Helen L. Minter, $50Jeanie Hurley, $100Anonymous, in memory of Harry and Faye Carelli, $100Anonymous, in honor of our children, $100Anonymous, in memory of Marvin and Rose Schmoll, $25Anonymous, in memory of Byron and Vera Young, $200Delores Blackwell, in memory of Jennifer French, $100Barbara and Brooks McCabe, in memory of our parents, $250Mr. Stanley Kenney, in memory of Margaret Kenney, $100Janet Burford, in honor of Bill and Doris Roy, $25Karen Smith, in honor of Molly and Doug, $100William B. Horn, $200Joyce Rockwell, in honor of Nolan, $40Charles Hamilton, in honor of Charles Hamilton, $300Judith, Margaux, Demian and Judy Byrne, in memory of "Nanny," $150Ben Hughes, $50Carol and Alan Kuhlman, $50Glayds and John Moran, $100Diane and Paul Wallace, $200Rebecca and Phala Hildebrand, in memory of Harold and Jeff Hildebrand, $40Eloise Boggs, $200Linda and James Sapp, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, $200Jim Ruziska, in memory of Martha Ruziska, $15Judy and Bill Pugh, in memory of Bill and Pat Pugh and John and Myrene Nixon, $200Travis Milam, in memory of Bruce Milam -- My Dad -- #1 Cleveland Brown Fan, $50Julie Campbell, $40Mr. Kenneth Dunn, $50Anonymous, in honor of Ken and Patti Connelly, $100Anonymous, in honor of W. Patterson Lyles, $25Shirley and Bill Cunningham, in memory of granddaughter: Maddison "Maddy" Faith Bennett, $25Libby Finster, in memory of Virginia and Banjo Dotson, $20Steve Ledahawsky, $250The H. Truman Chafin Family Charitable Fund of the Foundation for the Tri-State Community, Inc., in memory of Genevieve Lefevre, $1,000James Thibeault, $50Tiano O'Dell PLLC, $1,000Tara Tuckwiller and Rob Byers, $100Anonymous, in memory of Sue and Red, $15Jewell and Jim Carter, in honor of our children, $50Dina Luby, $25Anonymous, in memory of Dave Mason, Nellie Fair and Aunt Evelyn, $150Anonymous, in honor of our elderly mothers, $1,500Sandy Williams, in memory of Mary, Theresa and Lucia, $50Anonymous, in memory of Jim Dick Dickerson, $20Beatrice McElhinny, in memory of L. McElhinny, $50Tammy and Richard Owen, in honor of friends and co-workers, $250Anonymous, in memory of Evangeline Fielder, $25Deborah Coleman, in memory of James, James Jr. and Kevin Coleman, $40W.Va. Landlords Association, $200Nancy and Sam Frame, in memory of Clinton - our son, $100Dennis Arnett, in memory of Arietta, Ralph and Linda Arnett, $100Anita and "Mad Max" Maxwell, in honor of Alyce Faye Bragg, $25Dauree Coleman, in memory of James Sr., James Jr. and Kevin Coleman, $75Anonymous (combined), $6,515Weekly total: $20,365 Grand total: $52,018