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Basket Fund tally nears $1,000

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By Jesef Williams

The Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket Fund has brought in almost $1,000 since the drive began Nov. 19.

The fund, sponsored by the local American Red Cross, collects donations that are used to buy $25 food vouchers that are given to less fortunate families in Lancaster County.

Recipients can use those vouchers at local grocery stores.

As of Wednesday afternoon, $880 had been donated to the fund, now in its 48th year.

Christian Services, the Lancaster County Department of Social Services and the Lancaster County Council on Aging are identifying families who will receive the vouchers.

To contribute to the basket fund, call the American Red Cross office at 283-4072.

Donors through Thursday are:

Sally Sharp, $100; Shiloh ARP Church men's fellowship, $100; Patterson Circle, Shiloh ARP Church, $50; United Methodist Women of Zion Church, $100; in memory of Sarah R. Cameron, from the Rev. Curtis Cameron, $10; the PLC Sunday School Class, $50; Chick and Charlie Harrell, $25; Women of Grace Presbyterian Church, $20; First United Methodist Church, Ed Jones Sunday school class, $100; Lancaster Fire Extinguisher Sales & Service LCC, $50; in memory of Grady, Gary and Mark Robertson, from Bettie Robertson, $150; in memory of Bob Buckner, from Shirley and family, $100; in memory of Harry Sherrin, from Shirley Buckner and family, $25.

Contact Jesef Williams

at 283-1152 or

jwilliams@thelancasternews.com