Big gifts push Stocking Fund to $64,590

More than 100 people competed in a bowling tournament on Dec. 9 that raised $5,800 for the Empty Stocking Fund. The tournament has become a tradition for the fund. Please read the story with this photo to see all those who supported the tournament with donations.

There is a lot of business to take care of today.

But before we get to it, let’s get to a bottom line. Right now, we have raised $64,590 and when the $12,000 and change that remained from last year is added in, that means almost $77,000 for vouchers, enough for 1,540 children. There were 1,950 qualifed to receive help, so we were not able to provide for all of them, but raising enough money to help 1,540 certainly qualifies as a successful campaign.

Although the deadline was yesterday at 5 p.m., we know of at least one big check that will arrive today so we will continue to accept constributions today and if enough money comes in, the folks at the Department of Social Services will work to get the vouchers to the families.

We also report today that we have received 150 gifts for at least $50, so there is a $7,500 match included in today’s total.

We want to ackowledge some extremely generous gifts, $3,000 from Contempora Fabrics, $2,000 from Oliver’s Oil Company and the Sun-Do Kwik Shops and $1,000 from McDonalds.

We also received on Thursday $5,800 that was raised during what has become an Empty Stocking Fund tradition, a bowling tournament put on by the Lumber River Council of Governments that was held Dec. 9. Adrian Lowery got it started, and continued it this year even though he no longer works with the council.

It featured more than 100 bowlers and 21 teams. The teams consisted of staff from the LRCOG, Lumbee Tribal Housing, LBC League and Youth Bowlers, Lumberton Housing Authority, Jim 3 Amusement, and Musselwhite, Musselwhite, Branch & Grantham. A special shoutout to Scott McLean and his staff at the Lumberton Bowling Center.

Here are the sponsors: Allen Orthopedics, $500; Antoinette L. Bullard and Jimmy Wayne Bullard, $30; Billie Ann McRae, $50; Bullard Inc. $150; Carolyn Oxendine, $50; Charles G. Ivey, $30; CLC Financial Services Group, LLC, $50; Currie Insurance Agency, Inc., $50; David F. Smith Jr., $30; DBA Donny Chavis Plumbing, $50; Denise J. Leavitt, $40; Dr. Douglas Jackson, $100; Emma B Lowery, $150; Gregory Brad Allen and Twilla C. Allen,$250; Janet Hester Maynor and Leon Maynor, $100; Jean Klein, $125; Kevin D. Britt and Kim Hendren Britt, $50; Lovin’s Accounting Service, $30;

Lumberton Junior Service League Inc., $150; Matthew Coleman Ammons, $30; Metcon Inc., $300; Musselwhite, Musselwhite, Branch & Grantham, $150; Norris Storage Buildings & Carports LLC., $100; Patricia Hammonds, $100;

Planter’s Oil Company, Inc., $90; Regina Brown White and Christopher Mark White, $60; Renae Hunt and David Hunt, $150; Robert Cline Jr. $150; Robeson County, $100; Titan Flow Control Inc. $150; United States Bowling Congress (Lumberton USBC), $100; Valissa and Adrian Lowery, $200; and William Townsend Electric, $250.

Previous total……………………………………………….. $43,015

152. In Memory of Laurin Elizabeth Richardson. Kenneth A and Renee Richardson…. $500

153. Anonymous ………………………………………………..$200

154. Anonymous ……………………………………………….$200

155. McDonalds (PPR Foods) ………………………………………………………………$1,000

156. LRCOG bowlingn tournament …………………………………………………$5,800

157. Oliver’s Oil Company and the Sun-Do Kwik Shops …………………………..$2,000

158. Anonymous ………………………………………………………………………………….$50

159. Contempora Fabrics ……………………………………………………………………..$3,000

160. Anonymous …………………………………………………………………………………..$100

161. In memory of Lance Cpl Jason Howard Webb, U.S. Marine, from Mom & Dad, and In memory of Gladys & Shorty Webb and Joyce & Charles Lewis, from Debbie & Tony ……………………..$400

162. John and Pat Thompson …………………………………………………..$100

163. In memory of Clinton and Maizelle Davis and Forester and Frances Barnes ……………$100

164. In memory of Jack Braswell ……………………………………………………………………..$25

165. Locklear & Clark, LLP ……………………………………………………….$100

166. In memory of Ippie and Emma Lou Britt, E.V. and Fairah Britt and Steven Joyner …………$500

167. Anonymous match …………………………………………………………………$7,500

New total ………………………………………………………………….$64,590

More than 100 people competed in a bowling tournament on Dec. 9 that raised $5,800 for the Empty Stocking Fund. The tournament has become a tradition for the fund. Please read the story with this photo to see all those who supported the tournament with donations.
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