Christmas Basket Fund grows to $5,522

The annual Christmas Basket Fund grew to $5,522 with the addition of $1,200 in donations through Friday afternoon.

The newest donations are:

» $100; from the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

» In memory of loved ones, $40; from Max and Brenda Klosterman.

» In memory of our deceased family members, $100; from Stretch and Patty Wineinger and our kids and their families.

» Christmas blessings to all, $50; from Harold “Bud” and Charlotte Kysar.

» In memory of deceased Kiwanis members and families, $500; from the Kiwanis Club.

» In loving memory of our dear friend, Barb Wiethoff Guthrie, $100; from The Herd.

» $20; anonymous.

» Merry Christmas, $100; from Allen and Cheryl Barnes.

» In memory of DR and all MIA/POW, $50; from Mike Ahlbrand.

» In memory of loved ones, $40; from Sandy Benefield.

» In loving memory of our parents, $100; from Terry and Susie Shirley.

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. The deadline to apply was Thursday.