Christmas Basket Fund grows to $6,672

The annual Christmas Basket Fund grew to $6,672 with the addition of $600 in donations through Monday.

The newest donations are:

» In memory of Barbara Hewitt, $500; from Stan Hewitt.

» In memory of my wife, Faye, parents and grandparents and in lieu of Christmas cards, $100; from Buddy Tidd.

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.