12/07/04 — Empty Stocking update

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Empty Stocking update

By Linda Luck
Published in News on December 7, 2004 1:55 PM

Invitations to the Empty Stocking Fund party were mailed on Monday.

Parents and guardians of 610 children will be asked to accompany them to United Artists Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 18, for a morning of ageless Christmas magic.

Santa will be there to greet the children and help pass out gifts of toys, clothes and stockings filled with treats.

Volunteers from Goldsboro Woman's Club and the Continental Society will get the refreshments, arrange the entertainment and make sure each child has a gift-wrapped box with his name on it. Inside will be a new outfit, chosen especially for that girl or boy.

Each child will get to choose a new toy and take home a stocking filled with treats.

These will be the only presents some of the children receive this Christmas.

The fund is still $18,403 short of the $33,000 that is needed to pay for the gifts and treats.

Donations may be mailed to the News-Argus, P.O. Box 10629, Goldsboro, 27532; or brought to the newspaper office at 310 N. Berkeley Blvd. on Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Latest contributions:

In Memory of Eric Parris 20.00

Adult Men's SS Class Trinity Missionary Baptist Church 101.00

McLamb Monument Co. Inc. 50.00

In Memory of Peggy Purvis by Bobby E. Purvis 200.00

In Memory of Mr. & Mrs. Hal Tanner by Catherine & Brian Stuber 25.00

In Memory of Dr. & Mrs. Joseph B. Crawford by Catherine & Brian Stuber 25.00

In Loving Memory of Thelma J. Sloan by Davis Sloan 100.00

For Mom 50.00

In Memory of Betty Reed Johnson 35.00

Wayne Chapter 1830 NARFE 100.00

Anonymous 10.00

William E. Wilson 50.00

First Christian Church 100.00

In Memory of Hubert & Juanita Thompson 50.00

St. Stephen's Missionary Baptist Church 100.00

In Loving Memory of John B. & Angela M. Jackson by Marilyn A. Jackson 20.00

St. Mary Catholic Church 100.000

Wayne County Assn. of Teachers Assistants 100.00

Delta Lambda Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma 100.00

In Memory of Selby A. Yelverton 25.00

CA Whitehead Assembly #188 Order of Golden Circle 50.00

In Memory of Alisha 25.00

Georgia Edwards 20.00

Carl & Anastasia Dreighton 150.00

Previous Total $12,991.00

Today's total $1,606.00

Total to Date $14, 597.00