Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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December 3, 2012

Little Jimmie fund hits halfway mark

BLUEFIELD — A $2,500 donation helped propel the Community Christmas Tree fund past the $15,000 mark Sunday, moving the campaign beyond the half-way point of this year’s $30,000 goal.

The Community Christmas Tree program has been sponsored by the Bluefield Daily Telegraph since 1917. The campaign is also known as the Little Jimmie program, a reference to an iconic drawing that has accompanied the campaign kickoff since its early days.

This year, 733 children have already been registered for the event.

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. The Little Jimmie party will be Friday, Dec. 21, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the city auditorium on Stadium Drive in Bluefield.

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.

Sunday’s contributions

In memory of Ralph and Elizabeth Hughes.............$150

For Terri — she loved her children...............................$2,500

In loving memory of Glenn T. and Mary Allen Brown......$200

In loving memory of Nancy J. Ruddell...............................$50    

Today’s total..............$2,900

Previous balance....$12,855

Total-to-date............$15,755

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