12/22/04 — Stocking Fund total nears $39,000

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Stocking Fund total nears $39,000

By Don McLoud
Published in News on December 22, 2004 2:03 PM

More than 600 children were treated to gifts of fruit, candy, toys and clothes at the annual Empty Stocking Fund party Saturday.

It was the 93rd straight year that generous donations from the community have made the party possible.

Santa Claus was on hand to visit with the youngsters who also were treated to Pepsis from the Pepsi Corp. and were entertained by Rex the Almost Amazing Clown and his sidekick, Trouble. Face painting was also done by clowns Millie and Doodlebug.

Donations this year have reached record levels. Through Tuesday, donations totaled $38,758. Money received over the cost of the party, is being used to help additional needy families and children in the community this week.

The News-Argus will continue to take contributions at its office on Berkeley Boulevard. They can also be mailed to the News-Argus at P.O. Box 10629, Goldsboro, 27532.

Latest donations:

Personal Storage 20.00

In Honor of Catherine Thompson from Ann & Eric 20.00

Barbara Fonvielle 10.00

In Memory of Vonda Grady & Betty Summerlin 25.00

E. J. Pope & Son 150.00

Col. & Mrs Paul Sykes, Commander 916th ARW 100.00

In Memory of our Granny Sallie by Carla, Connor & Stalen Massengill 25.00

In Memory of Rose Kornegay & In Honor of Bill Kornegay from Trey, Traci & Kyle 75.00

In Honor of our son Tony Murphey 22.00

Spring Creek Elementary School 500.00

In Loving Memory of Frances P. Outland by her husband and daughters 25.00

In Memories of Loved Ones by Barb & Ray Sellers 25.00

Mable Sutton 10.00

In Memory of my mother, Ethel E. Braswell, by Jerry Braswell 200.00

In Memory of Sarah G. Casey 25.00

In Memory of Ruth M. Gurley 25.00

In Memory of Leo & Vera Cohn 50.00 Goldsboro Civitan Club 250.00

Today's Total 1,557.00

Previous Total 37,201.75

Total to Date $38,758.75