12/15/04 — Goldsboro Milling's $2,000 gift, others, boost Stocking Fund

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Goldsboro Milling's $2,000 gift, others, boost Stocking Fund

By Linda Luck
Published in News on December 15, 2004 2:00 PM

Generous gifts, including $2,000 from Goldsboro Milling, $500 from the Continental Society, $303.50 from Com-munity Support Ser-vices and $400 from local churches, brought the Empty Stocking Fund total to $29,324.50 -- just $3,675.50 away from the $33,000 goal.

Continental Society members will also give of their time on Saturday morning to help with the annual party at the United Artists Theatre. They will be joined by volunteers from Goldsboro Womans Club, the News-Argus, and the community.

Santa will greet the children and Balloons and Clowns and Almost Amazing Rex have volunteered to entertain them.

United Artists Theatre does not charge for use of its facility and Pepsi donates the drinks.

Wayne County Schools provided the names and clothing sizes of the 610 children who will attend. Generous contributions bought each child a nice pair of pants, shirt, socks and underwear, a new toy, fruit and candy to fill the stocking, and treats for the party.

The children are from homes where there is no extra money for Christmas so the party and gifts will be the highlight of the holiday.

There is still time for you help with this year's Empty Stocking Fund drive. Mail your donation to the News-Argus, P.O. Box 10629, Goldsboro, N.C., 27532; or bring it to the newspaper office at 310 N. Berkeley Boulevard.

Latest contributions:

Community Support Services 303.50

Goldsboro Milling Company 2000.00

Stoney Creek Free Will Baptist 200.00

John Parks 50.00

Best Grove MB Church 100.00

Delta Sigma Theta 100.00

Jeana A. & Dawn Allen 50.00

Merry Christmas Gordon, Sister 100.00

Truett & Christopher 20.00

In Memory of Juanita Fuller 25.00

In Honor of Jeni Lambert Clingan & Jim Lambert by Hilda Lambert 50.00

Pentecostal Holy Church 50.00

In Loving Memory of my parents & sister, Jasper & Eula Smith and Janelle McCullen, by Marjorie Newsome 50.00

Mt. Pleasant MB Church 50.00

In Loving Memory of William & Magadalene Casey, Keith Price, Renee Houston & Ricky Thompson by Eva F. Casey 20.00

In Memory of Alexander & Minnie Suggs 25.00

Anonymous 100.00

In Memory of Mr. & Mrs. W.L. Peacock Jr. and Mr. & Mrs. Robert Martin from Jim & Anne Martin 50.00

Goldsboro Continental Society 500.00

In Honor of Barbara Sturm 50.00

Today's Total 3,893.50

Previous Total $25,431.00

Total to Date $29,324.50