Christmas Basket Fund keeps growing


The annual Christmas Basket Fund grew to $1,835 with $805 in donations Thursday and Friday.

The newest donations are:

  • In memory of Lloyd Barney Scott, $100 from anonymous
  • In memory of Richard Beavers and Henry and Opal Beineke, $100 from Kevin and Dee Beavers, Stan and Karen Taskey and families
  • In memory of Aaron Taskey Sr., $50 from Stan and Karen Taskey and family
  • Merry Christmas, $100 from Bill and Sandy Brandt
  • In memory of Jacob Baker, $100 from Joe and Patty Baker
  • In memory of Walt Wintin, $100 from anonymous
  • In memory of Louis H. and Doris Niemeyer, Louie J. and Helen Niemeyer, John Niemeyer and Kay Niemeyer, $50 from Tom
  • In honor of my shipmates on the USS Conway DD-DDE 507, $10 from Tom Niemeyer
  • Merry Christmas, $25 from Ed and Kathy
  • In memory of our parents, Harrell and Dorothy Hess, and our sister, Marilyn Crumly, $100 from Beth Ann, David, Wayne and Mark
  • In memory of our dad, Bruce Layton, $50 from Bryan and Jill
  • In loving memory of Carolyn and Orville Hackman, $20 from Cheye, John, Lexi and Ivey Wischmeier

Now in its 72nd year, the project is sponsored by American Legion Post 89 in Seymour in partnership with Jay C Food Stores, JCB and The Tribune.

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

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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