Annual Christmas Basket Fund grows to $900

The annual Christmas Basket Fund grew to $900 on Friday with three donations totaling $200.

The new donations are:

  • $50: In memory of Louis H. and Doris Niemeyer, Louie and Helen Niemeyer, John Niemeyer and Kay Niemeyer from Tom
  • $100: In memory of Charles and Clara Muster from Muster Reunion Fund
  • $50: In memory of Gerald “Bones” and Mildred Graves from Chris and Steve Letsinger

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. Now in its 70th year, the project is sponsored by American Legion Post 89 in Seymour in partnership with Jay C Food Stores, Jackson County Bank and The Tribune.

Donations can be mailed to or dropped off at American Legion Post 89, The Tribune or any branch of Jackson County Bank.

Businesses, corporations, service groups, churches, individuals or families may donate anonymously if they choose and may dedicate their donations to others.

To receive one of the gift cards, people must live in Jackson County and must submit a letter stating their need for assistance. Requests should be mailed to American Legion Basket Fund, P.O. Box 566, Seymour, IN 47274. All requests must be received by Dec. 15.