Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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December 8, 2012

Community Christmas Tree party 13 days away; donations needed

BLUEFIELD — Donations to the Community Christmas Tree continued Friday, but at a slower pace, with the big party now only 13 days away.

Contributions Friday of $300 brings this year’s total-to-date to $22,662. The campaign is now $7,338 short of the $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.

Volunteers have signed up 788 children to date for this year’s party. The Little Jimmie party will be held on 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 campaign goal.

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.

Friday’s contributions

In memory of Howard and Ruby Harding, Pearl Gilmore and Wilbur Blankenship....$20.00

Emilee N. Romano, Sarah and Louis Romano, and Lisa Allen ..........................................$30.00    

Carl and Sherry Chapman ........................................$200.00    

In memory of Mr. George Wimmer, Robert Wimmer, and Janice Wimmer Grim, originally of Kegley W.Va. by Mr. Leslie Wimmer............................$50.00    

Today’s total...............$300.00

Previous total........$22,362.00

Total-to-date..........$22,662.00

 

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