There are four more gifts to the Empty Stocking Fund to report today, adding a cool $500 to its total and pushing it to a total of $4,850.
All four gifts will be matched by $50 from an anonymous benefactor.
The largest gift today comes from the Fairmont Presbyterian Women, and there are three $100 gifts, two made in memory or a loved one, and another from Carey and Joanna Read, who we can always depend on.
An annual gift of $500 from the Lumberton Rotary Club is the largest of four new gifts for the Empty Stocking Fund.
Checks can be mailed to Empty Stocking Fund, 2175 Roberts Ave., Lumberton, N.C., 28358, or a donation can be delivered in person. As in the past, we will publish photographs with gifts of $500 or more when that request is made. To give yourself the best chance of that photograph appearing on page 1A, get your donation in early.
The vouchers can be redeemed at Roses, either the Lumberton store or the one in Fairmont. We will announce as soon as possible the number of children deemed eligible to receive vouchers.
Previous total ….. $4,350
21. Fairmont Presbyterian Women ……$200
22. In memory of Sandra F. Lawson, Sherry and Cherry Hilburn….$100
23. In memory of Frank, anonymous…………. $100
24. Carey and Joanna Read ……….$100