Sunday December 30, 2012

GREAT BARRINGTON -- The John S. Watson Christmas Fund has received additional gifts totaling $290. To date, the fund has raised $28,605, surpassing this year’s goal of $25,000 by $3,605.

The fund is named for the late John Watson, a native of Great Barrington and a reporter for The Berkshire Eagle. Watson inaugurated the fund under the name Community Christmas Cheer Fund and ran it until 1963 when it was re-named in his honor.

Donations to the fund can be made through any Berkshire Bank office.

Checks should be made payable to the Watson Christmas Fund.

Today’s gifts:

In memory of:

Kids in Newton, Conn., from
Anonymous $20

"Papa" Jack Elliott, from His Family 50

My Grandparents, from Bob & Shirley
Hatch 20

Merry Christmas

The Murdocks 200

Today’s total: $290

Total to date: $28,605

Over goal: $3,605


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