Christmas Basket Fund grows to $10,626.77

The annual Christmas Basket Fund grew to $10,776.77 with the addition of $150 in donations through Friday.

The newest donations are:

» In memory of Mom and Dad, $50; from Katie Hunsucker.

» In memory of our parents, grandparents and Jeff, $100; from Steve and Joann Lanam.

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.