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Christmas Basket tally now more than $4,000

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By Jesef Williams

More than $4,000 has been donated so far to the Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket Fund, which provides food vouchers to families who need support.

The drive, which began Nov. 19, is sponsored by the local American Red Cross.

Recipients receive $25 vouchers to use at local grocery stores.

Christian Services, the Department of Social Services and the Lancaster County Council on Aging are identifying the families in need.

Through Thursday, the grand total was $4,615.

To give to the basket fund, drop off donations or send them to the chapter's office, 114 Williams St., Suite 212, Lancaster, SC 29720. Donations will be taken until Christmas.

For details, call the American Red Cross office at 283-4072.

Donations from Dec. 7 to Thursday are:

First Baptist Church, Leroy Class, $50, in memory of Mr. and Mrs. S.W. Mullis and Mr. and Mrs. Sherrill Mullis, $25; Bethel Baptist Church, Janie Caskey Sunday School Class, $25; the Faulkenberry Family, $200; First United Methodist Church, adult fellowship class, $100; Overcash Family, $100; in memory of Harold Sherrin, Ben and Lucy Morris, $50; in memory of John B. Gardner Jr. and Glen Collins, from anonymous, $50; in memory of Arthur G. Robinson from Alice Robinson, $25; in memory of Bruce and Edie McIsaac from David McIsaac, $100; Donald Scott, $25; Doris Scott, $25; in memory of Hughston and Lena Frowein from Mr. and Mrs. Philip Neely, $25; in memory of Curtis R. Plyler, Foxie Plyler, Bobbie Gene Bell, William Clyburn from Mary Neal and Millon Plyler, $250; in memory of Charles and Grace Crumpton from anonymous, $200; Valda and Maxie Herring, $50; Douglas Presbyterian Church, Ladies Sunday Day School, $75; Douglas Presbyterian Church, Circle No. 1, $75; Linda and Mickey Neal, $50; Lola Kinder, $50; Greta Cureton, $15; in memory of Clarence and Jo Estes from Richard and Judy Chandler, $100; Robert Featherstone, $100; anonymous, $100; in memory of Tom and Lena Parks Craig from Ken and Mary Esther Faile, $25; United Methodist Church men's account, $100; Second Baptist Church, Clyda Horton Sunday School Class, $50; in honor of Dr. Sunil Lalla from Jamie Rollings, $25; Peggy and Frances Belk, $50; Hopewell United Methodist Church, Wesley Sunday School Class, $100; Douglas Presbyterian Church, 3 M's Sunday School Class, $100; in memory of Lewis Pinckney and Lois Ellis Robinson, Hiram Theodore and Minnie Christine Steele, George Kenneth and Louise Washburn, Eunice Robinson, Manning and Faye Stoger, Otis and Elizabeth Pittman, Jim and Kate Moriarty, Spencer and Sybil Robinson, Otis Faulkenberry, Leona Robinson, Caldwell and Edna Hinson, Ben and Christine Steele, Robbie Steel, from Maxie and Edie Robinson, $200; in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Hervey P. Threatt and Allie Coker from Mr. and Mrs. Paul Threatt, $25; Frank and Betty Munn, $25; anonymous, $25; Alan and Patricia Noll, $25; in memory of Maggie Laney, Johnnie Mae Stewart and Willie "June" Lang, from Mack and Totina Blackmon, $25; James and Martha Mahaffey, $50; John and Merry Smyre, $100; St. Luke Methodist Church, Disciples in Faith, $50; Zion United Methodist Church, Wesley Sunday School Class, $100; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Costner and Mr. Richard Jones, $100; Sherwood Baptist Church, Miram Sunday School Class, $145; in memory of Kevin Roddey, from Jack and Shelby Roddey, $100; in memory of Bea Walters from Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Adams, $100; in memory of Helen Henry from her family, $100.

Contact Jesef Williams

at 283-1152 or

jwilliams@thelancasternews.com