Christmas Basket Fund grows to $8,666

The annual Christmas Basket Fund grew to $8,666.77 with the addition of $980 in donations through Wednesday.

The newest donations are:

» $50; anonymous.

» In memory of Jeff “Ep” Bolte and in lieu of Christmas cards, $30; from Sandy Bolte.

» In memory of Granny and Papa, $50; from Clint and Ashley Waskom and Ella and Bennet.

» In memory of Mike Fleming and Jim Fleming, $100; from Brent and Lisa Fleming.

» In memory of Harold and Louise Bush, $50; from the Bush family.

» $200; anonymous.

» In memory of Ron Lucas, Bob and Margie Robison and Steven Robison, $150; from Jon and Peggy Robison and family.

» Merry Christmas, $200; members and guests of the Knights of Columbus.

» In memory of Christopher Michael Hollin, $25; from Mike and Connie Hollin, Travis and Jamey Pillman, Louie and Randi Pijarnsan, Ben Hollin and Danielle Singleton.

» In memory of Jackie Reichenbacker, $125; from Shirley Reichenbacker, Ron and Donna Reichenbacker, Mike and Connie Hollin, Jason and Vera Reichenbacker, Travis and Jamey Dillman, Mark and Kristy Tyler, Louie and Randi Pijarnsan, Ben Hollin and Danielle Singleton.

» In loving memory of Donnie Cooper, $100; from Janet, Craig, Suzi, Aspen, Colt, Cruz, Chad, Kimberly, Lucy and Flossie.

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.