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Cheer Fund near halfway

Staff Report

With less than three weeks to go until Christmas, the Suffolk News-Herald Cheer Fund is fast approaching the halfway mark.

As of today, the fund has received $21,235 of its $45,000 goal.

The money, collected each year, goes to Toys-for-Tots.

The latest donations include:

$250 Jim & Becky, in memory of Lewis, Mary Helen, Tubby, and Allie

$200 Robert and Judith Williams, in memory of Steven T. Williams

$50 Willie J. Boykin, in loving memory of Virginia H. Barnes, my dear friend

$1,000Jesse and Linda Johnson

$300 Bennett’s Creek Nursery

$5, 000 John C. Holland Enterprises Inc., in memory of his parents, John C. and Marie S. Holland

$200 Eastover Wilroy Ruritan

$200 City of Suffolk employees

$1,000Ciba Specialty Chemicals

Total: $8,200

Grand total to date: $21,235

To make a donation, send checks payable to the Cheer Fund, c/o the Suffolk News-Herald, P.O. Box 1220, Suffolk, Va. 23434, or drop them off at our office, 130 S. Saratoga St.

Those wishing to have a photo taken of their donation should call Managing Editor Douglas Grant, 934-9603, or email doug.grant@suffolknewsherald.com.