Basket fund grows to $600

The annual Christmas Basket Fund grew to $600 on Tuesday with the addition of $350 in donations through Tuesday afternoon.

The newest donations are:

» In memory of our father, Bruce Layton; $100 from Bryan and Jill.

» In memory of our parents, Harrell and Dorothy Hess; $100 from Beth Ann, David, Wayne and Mark.

» In memory of Harold Winkler and family; $50 from Rodger Winkler.

» $100 from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925 Men’s Auxiliary.

» Now in its 71st 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.

» All donations may 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. Donors may contribute anonymously if they choose and may dedicate their donations to others. Donors and their dedications are published daily in The Tribune.

» 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.

» There is a limit of one gift card per person and one per address. Requests that list a post office box address will not be accepted.