Christmas fund begins in earnest

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 16, 2006

Staff Report

The annual Cheer Fund has begun to receive donations.

The fund, which goes to support the Toys-for-Tots in Suffolk, has already taken in more than $2,000.

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Donations to date include:

n $100Anonymous, in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Grant’s dog, Smokey

n $1,010 Billy Chorey, in honor of his mother, Frances L. Chorey

n $500 Suffolk Ruritan Club

n $150 Womble Generator Service Inc.

n $250 Producers Peanut Company Inc.

Total: $2,010

Goal: $45,000

Donations of money, or toys, which will also be given to Toys-for-Tots, will be accepted at the News-Herald office, 130 S. Saratoga St., from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. weekdays.

They can also be mailed to the newspaper at P.O. Box 1220, Suffolk, Va. 23434