Christmas Basket Fund growing


The annual Christmas Basket Fund grew to $6,773 with $440 in donations Tuesday and Wednesday.

The newest donations are:

  • In memory of James L. Copeland, $100 from the family
  • $100 from Order of the Eastern Star, Seymour Chapter 134
  • In memory of Jake Taylor, $40 from Danny and Laura Eglen
  • In loving memory of our mom and dad, Frank and Dorene Maynard, $25 from the kids, Marvin, Elizabeth, Shirley, Gladys and Sandra
  • In memory of my husband, Donnie, daughter, Tammy, and other loved ones, $25 from Patty Lewis
  • In memory of Barbara and Earl Hillebrand and Margaret and John Jarvis, $50 from William Jarvis
  • In lieu of Christmas cards and in memory of my wife, Faye, and parents and grandparents, $100 from Buddy Tidd

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.

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 Friday.

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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