Empty Stocking donations exceed $3,600 in 3 weeks

From Staff Reports

Dec. 16, 2007 - The Empty Stocking Program volunteers and the News-Telegram staff would like to say “Thank You!” to the following individuals that made donations to the program this week. Thanks to your generosity, the program that helps make sure no child in Hopkins County has to go without a Christmas gift  mark has raised more than $3,600.

Staff Photo by Angela Pitts

Members of Beta Sigma Phi recently pitched in to help fill stockings for children who will receive gifts this year through the Empty Stocking program. Pictured left to right are Shirley Burney, Tassie Davidson, Ruth Sheer, Jean Wood, Ilene Harris and Phyllis Rogers.

If you have not yet made a contribution and would like to be included in next week’s total, please fill out the donation coupon on Page 7A and mail it to the News-Telegram. Your message will be included in the next list of donations.

Here are this week’s donors and their messages:

  • Merry Christmas to the Trusty Sunday School Class At FBC Sulphur Springs — Mike and Wanda Trusty
  • In honor of my Douglas School Teachers, Merry Christmas! — Brittan Blount
  • In honor of all our precious Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren, “Happy Birthday Jesus” — Clayton and Elizabeth McGraw
  • In honor of troops serving around the world; In memory of those who have lost their lives so that we might live free; In special memory of Rick Frazier; In honor of Pat Higginbotham — Naomi Higginbotham
  • Merry Christmas! — Bobby and Connie Wood
  • Merry Christmas — Eddie and Linda Jones
  • Happy Holidays — anonymous
  • Merry Christmas — anonymous
  • In memory of my organ donor and his family — Phyllis Chester
  • In memory of Anne Wright — Claudene Dixon
  • Merry Christmas — anonymous
  • In honor of our Grandchildren Mattie and Molly O’Dell — Mr. and Mrs. Rex O’Dell
  • A joyful and Merry Christmas — anonymous

This Week’s Total: $885.00 

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