Annual basket fund grows


The annual Christmas Basket Fund grew to $1,500 with the addition of $510 in donations through Friday afternoon.

The newest donations are:

  • In loving memory of Missy McKinney, Mary Ellen and Wilford Smith and other loved ones, $25; from Judy McKinney and family
  • In loving memory of Bill Hall Sr. and Brandy Jo Lett and other loved ones, $25; from Mary Hall and family
  • In loving memory of my husband, Gus, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Keck, my parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Bergdoll, his brother, Bill, his sister, Wanda, and brother-in-law, Salas, and my sister, Avonda Brown, $50; from Barbara Keck and family
  • In memory of Lora Darlage, $50; from Bob and Mary Lou Shollenberger
  • Merry Christmas, $300; from Sons of American Legion
  • In loving memory of our grandparents, $60; from Larry and Joanne Sunbury

Now in its 71st year, the project is sponsored by American Legion Post 89 in Seymour in partnership with Jay C Food Stores, Jackson County Bank and The Tribune.

All donations may be mailed to or dropped off at American Legion Post 89, The Tribune or any branch of Jackson County Bank.

Businesses, corporations, service groups, churches, individuals or families may donate. Donors may contribute anonymously if they choose and may dedicate their donations to others. Donors and their dedications are published daily in The Tribune.

To receive one of the gift cards, people must live in Jackson County and must submit a letter stating their need for assistance. Requests should be mailed to American Legion Basket Fund, P.O. Box 566, Seymour, IN 47274. All requests must be received by Dec. 15.

There is a limit of one gift card per person and one per address. Requests that list a post office box address will not be accepted.

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