Ordered toys unloaded

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 4, 2002

Members of the Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Association of Insurance Financial Advisors were quite busy yesterday. They unloaded toys that were ordered earlier this year from Mercy USA from Lexington, N.C., Namco from Manchester, Conn., and Oscars from Chicago, Ill. Those taking part in the unloading were Jackie Taylor, Bill Ashley (Toys for Tots coordinator), Jim Chelew, and Bob Mitchell. These toys will be paid for by donations to the Suffolk Cheer Fund sponsored by the Suffolk News-Herald.

The distribution begins Thursday, Dec. 12 from the building donated by Bill Chorey at 800 W. Washington St.

The goal for this year is $37,500. Today the fund took in $1,235, which is a large step toward its goal.

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Balance Brought Forward: $4,083.41

Donations on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002

Harvey and Joyce Diggs in memory of our deceased family members: $25.00

Anonymous: $50.00

Oxford United Methodist Church: $100

Progressive Men’s Class West End Baptist Church: $50

From our family blessed and grateful: $500

Mac and Ann: $25

In honor of all the United Way Workers from Harry and Lisa Cross: $250

Patricia Froemel and Lorraine Gay: $10

Nansemond-Suffolk Republican Women’s Club: $50

In honor of Sam, David & Patrick, anonymous: $75

Sentry Services: $100

Total for today: $1,235.00

Total to date: $5,318.41