Charity fund at $68,000; more needed to reach goal

By Staff reports
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Christmas has come and gone, but if you would like to give a gift to the Gazette Charities Christmas Fund, there's still time.So far this holiday season -- shortened by Thanksgiving falling so late this year -- the fund has raised more than $68,000. That includes $16,000 raised this week.Unfortunately, the total is still short of our goal.Gifts given to the fund go to assist the work of 10 local help agencies as they strive to meet the need that exists in our community.The Gazette covers all administrative costs of the fund.Look for the donation coupon in today's paper if you would like to give. Or go to and click on the Christmas Fund logo.Here's a list of this week's generous donors:Brett Barthelmess, in memory of Art and Shirley Barthelmess and Bill Miller, $200Daniel Martin II, in memory of Charles and Clara Martin, $50Marilyn Ohlsen, in honor of Jonathan Ohlsen, $50Erika Stokes, in honor of teachers, $25Judy and Britt McJunkin, in memory of Mary Kathryn Hamrick Graham, $100June and Jerry Hicks, in honor of Judy King and Barbara Hicks-Neddo, $50Elton Burford, $50Evon Fooce, in memory of Travis Fooce 1989-2006, $50
LeAndria Reed, in honor of Reed-Drake Family, $35Anonymous, in memory of Miss Betty Cook, $50Anonymous, in memory of my husband, $50Dr. William and Ann Harris, in honor of Bert Morris and in memory of Danny Chapman, $1,000Rose Christian, in memory of Don Christian, $300Anonymous, in memory of Donald Freeman Nelson, $100
Connie and Ed Hillenbrand, in memory of Dr. James W. Lane, $50Anonymous, in memory of Geo Y. Anderson III, $30Anonymous, in memory of my special friend, $50Anonymous, in memory of Virginia and Lewis Legg, $1,000Anonymous, in honor of our parents and Elias, $45Bureau for Medical Services -- Pharmacy Unit, in honor of Peggy King, $125Barbara and Gerald Simmons, in memory of Tina Simmons Larson, $100Anonymous, in memory of Ruby and Virgil Friend, $100Marjorie Clarkson, $30 C&L Construction Co., Inc., in memory of Frank and Connie Moffitt, $200Carol Velasquez, in memory of Rose and Paul Campbell, $300Anonymous, in memory of Carolyn and Ron McGraw, $100Rhonda and Doug Moffitt, in honor of Michael, Brian and Paige Moffitt, $200Rev. Mel Hoover and Rev. Rose Edington, in memory of Felix Hoover, $200Kim and Wayne Young, $200Katie and Chuck Toussieng, $200Myrt O'Dell, in memory of John O'Dell, $50Myrna and Paul Parsons, in memory of our parents, brother, daughter-in-law, and baby sister, $100Anonymous, in memory of Vicki and Gene, $25Marianne Lane, in memory of Dr. Jim Lane, $100Rilla Smith, in memory of my husband, Frank, $100Raymona and Paul Kinneberg, in honor of David Kinneberg, $250Alexandria Vargo, in memory of Jennifer A. Ziegler, $250Elizabeth Nelson, in memory of Sassy DeHaven, $25Carol Folden, in memory of my loving husband, Jay Folden, $100
Ivor's Trunk, in memory of Mildred, Leon and Earl, $250Andy Hendricks, in memory of Patricia S. Hendricks, $100David Parker, in memory of Gregory Wynn Parker, $500Melissa Ruddle, in memory of my dad, Darrell Holley, $50Glenna Russell, in honor of Glen Cline and family, $100Steve Morris, in honor of our sisters and brothers, $100Ellen Thomas, in honor of Susan and David Hill, $50Becky Fain Cochran, in loving memory of Robert C. Cochran, MD, $250Anonymous, in memory of Gladys and Dan, James and Paul and Juanita Beller, $100Anonymous, in honor of Freda Cutlip, $100Anonymous, in memory of Vera and Lyle, $50Emma W. Jones, $30Susan and John Poffenbarger, in memory of Matt Poffenbarger, $100Carol Lively, in memory of Bernard R. Lively, $100Susan and Richard Genthner, $100Meridith Johnstone, in memory of Loretta Copley, $25Jack Rogers, in memory of Hugh H. and Annie Catherine Delp Rogers and to glory of God, $500James B. Dotson, in memory of Kermit and Georgia Dotson, $125Gerald Brennan, $100Anonymous, in memory of James E. Hackett, $20Anonymous in memory of Fil Nutter Sr., $100Angus M. Peyton, in memory of Dad, Kathe and Dunmore, $1,000Herscher Foundation, $1,000Barbara and Stephen Hopta, $300Sue and Ralph Parsons, in memory of Mother and Dad J. and Mom and Dad P., $200Shirley Marria, in memory of my husband, Walter R. Marria, $50Brown UMC Women, $25Faith and Bill Bragg, in memory and honor of our parents, $100Louise Babst, in memory of Bill Babst, $200Evita and Charles Saffer, $250L.A. Westfall, in memory of Christopher Zane Westfall, $50Ann and Jim Nelson, $100Diane Hackney, in memory of my beloved nephew, Luke Krawchyk, $50John Spence, in memory of Mike Wright, $250John Doyle, in memory of Fayette County Volunteers, $25Maxine Birt, in memory of my cousin, Wanda Myers, $50R.C. and S.A. Blankenship, $200Anonymous, in memory of my mom, $10Elizabeth Scharman-Rogers, in memory of Pat Schmidt, $150Anonymous, in memory of Kelly Spradling Simmons, $100Cheryl and Jim Kirksey, in honor of our service men and women and their families, $100Shannon Rogers, $5Aidean Rogers, $5Anonymous (combined), $2,967Weekly total: $16,077 Grand tota: $68,095
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