12/17/04 — Money keeps coming in for Empty Stocking Fund party

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Money keeps coming in for Empty Stocking Fund party

By Linda Luck
Published in News on December 17, 2004 1:59 PM

"Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow will find it hard to sleep tonight. They know that Santa's on his way ... " to the annual Empty Stocking Fund Party.

Santa and the children will be guests at the party Saturday that is paid for by a caring community. The party will be at the United Artists Theater on Berkeley Boulevard starting at 8 a.m.

Volunteers will meet this afternoon at the Elks Lodge to stuff 610 stockings to the brim with fruit, nuts and candy.

Sears will deliver brightly wrapped boxes of new clothes on Saturday morning. Pepsi will unload the cases of drinks it is donating.

A display of the new toys will put a gleam in the children's eyes.

Almost Amazing Rex, from Balloons and Clowns, and Ricky Rat, from Rikki Rattz Pizza Station, will be there to make them laugh.

Members of Goldsboro Woman's Club and the Continental Society, along with volunteers from the News-Argus, will coordinate the activities and provide supervision.

However, none of it would happen without the unselfish giving that has been a tradition in Wayne County for 92 years.

Latest contributions:

Officer & Civilian Spouses Club SJAFB 116.00

Vincent Huetter & Shelia Rodgers 25.00

In Honor of Thomas, Sam & Jake Ferrell 30.00

Rachel Williamson 20.00

Goldsboro Chapter 54 OES 78.00

Kiwanis of Mt. Olive 100.00

Southern Wayne HS FBLA 25.00

Southern Wayne HS Family Career & Community Leaders of America 50.00

Southern Wayne HS Life Skills-BSA 382 25.00

Southern Wayne HS National Honor Society 100.00

Southern Wayne HS SGA 50.00

In Honor of our grandson, Adam Schaller, by Nancy Delia & Michael Headen 25.00

In Honor of our sons, Rusty, Larry & David by Merle & Phyllis Kearns 25.00

In Loving Memory of my sister, Elizabeth Howell & sister-in-law, Barbara Crawford by Dolly Boone 50.00

Jimmy & Elaine Wilcox 500.00

In Honor of Abby, Ashlie, Cameron, Christi, Dakota, Dustin, Hannah, Hayes, Mckayla & Tyler by Uncle Rick and Aunt Sara 100.00

Goldsboro Lodge #634 A.F. & A.M. 100.00

Barnes Chapel Church 50.00

Anonymous 5.00

In Memory of Pee Wee Sauls 100.00

In Loving Memory of my daddy, George Washington McCullen 30.00

Anonymous 50.00

Anonymous 35.00

In Memory of Troy Bean 25.00

The Benevolent Elves 100.00

In Memory of Cameron Hobbs 100.00

In Memory of Mary J. Minderman 50.00

Goldsboro Chapel FWB Church 100.00

Mrs. Barnhart's 3rd Grade Class @ Northwest Elementary 44.28

4th Fighter Wing Command Post 104.00

Anonymous 30.00

For our grandparents Max & Jay Weaver 180.00

Today's Total $2,447.28

Previous Total $33350.72

Total to Date $35,798