The 76th annual Christmas Basket Fund jumped to $1,225 on Tuesday with recent donations of $1,100.
The newest donations include:
In memory of Dan Colglazier, $50, by J.K. Riordan
In memory of Bob, Reneua, D.R. and Marilyn, $100, by Kevin and Tammy Riordan
In memory of Mike Jordan, $200
$250, Jackson Lodge 146 Free and Accepted Masons
In memory of loved ones, $50, by Jennola McClara
Happy Holidays, $100, from the Freeman Field Flying Association
In memory of Sue McNay Coryea, $50, from Janet Kelsch
In memory of Donald Kelsch, $100, from Janet Kelsch
In memory of our friends Lora Darlage and Raymond Spicer, $200, from Robert and Mary Lou Shollenberger
Donations may be mailed to or dropped off at American Legion Post 89, The Tribune or any JCBank branch. Donors and their dedications are published daily in The Tribune.
Donations allow for $50 JayC Food Store gift cards to be distributed to less-fortunate people in the area whose applications are approved.
Businesses, corporations, service groups, churches, individuals or families may donate. Donors may contribute anonymously if they choose or may dedicate their donations in memory or in honor of others.
The fund was started in 1945 by veterans returning home to Seymour and Jackson County from World War II to provide food for area families at Christmas.
Originally, the fund served those in need in Seymour, but it later was expanded to include all of Jackson County.