Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

December 5, 2012

Little Jimmie fund moves past $19,000 mark as holiday party nears

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — Donations Tuesday of $1,260 helped to push the Community Christmas Tree fund past the $19,000 mark, moving the campaign another step closer to this year’s goal of $30,000.

With 16 days to go before the Little Jimmie party, the campaign is now $10,753 short of this year’s goal. More than 742 children have already been registered for this year’s party, and event organizers anticipate serving more than 750 children.

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph has sponsored the Community Christmas Tree program since 1917. This year’s party will be Friday, Dec. 21, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the city auditorium on Stadium Drive in Bluefield.

As in year’s past, plans call for giving each child registered for the program a red bag filled with two toys — selected especially for each individual child — food, treats, a book, toboggan, a pair of gloves and other goodies.

Help is still needed to meet this year’s goal of $30,000.

Those who would like to contribute to the Community Christmas Tree program can mail donations to: Bluefield Daily Telegraph, c/o Community Christmas Tree, P.O. Box 1599, Bluefield, WV, 24701; or drop them off at the Daily Telegraph office. Checks should be made payable to the Community Christmas Tree Fund.

Tuesday’s contributions    

In thanksgiving for John and Jackie and Reid and Bethy            $100.00    

Ebenezer United Methodist Men     $100.00    

Elaine Harper    $25.00

In memory of Donald “cut” Hylton     $40.00    

In loving memory of Madhu Chopra from Dad, Mom and Raj Chopra     $100.00    

In loving memory of my parents: Pansy and Stewart White    and brother, Frank and sisters, Joyce and Betty             $100.00

In memory of Zorro Munsey who loved all children              $50.00

Madeline Burger and Matthew Johnson     $25.00    

Dew Drop Court No. 1 Heroines of Jericho            $50.00

Grand Council Crusaders          $25.00    

In memory of Charlie Brown    $50.00    

Anonymous     $20.00    

Rev. Ken and Ginger Bowman     $100.00    

In memory of Arnold and Larma Johnston and Harmon and Mary Leedy             $100.00

Robert Jackson             $150.00

In loving memory of Sookie and Cheesie by Don and MJ         $100.00    

In loving memory of my baby, Kinzer, husband, Kyle (Buddy) Kinzer, mother, Thelma Mills, daddy, Woodrow Mills and brother, Darryl Mills     $125.00

Today’s total               $1,260.00

Previous balance               $17,987.00

Total-to-date    $19,247.00