Friday, December 26
LEE — The 50th annual Laliberte Toy Fund is only $87 away from this year's goal of $8,400 after receiving $4,788 in donations over the past week.

The late Ed Laliberte, a longtime Lee police officer, began the toy fund in 1958; it was renamed in his honor following his death in the early 1980s.

Toys were distributed this week to 132 children from 79 families in the greater Lee area.

Donations to the Laliberte Toy Fund can be mailed to P.O. Box 21, South Lee, MA 01260, or dropped off at the Lee Emergency Dispatch Center in the basement of town hall. Donations will be accepted through Jan. 1.

Today's gifts:

Merry Christmas ... In lieu of cards

Sheriff Carmen C. Massimiano Jr.. & The Deputies of Berkshire County $200

Avon & Bob Frulla 25

Bob & Connie Boynton 25

Pat & Fred Brown 25

Berkshire Hills Knights of Columbus Councli # 314 50

Lee Fire Company 100

Rose 3

Tacy Family 25

Peter & Allison Romeo 50

John E. Toole 215

Philip & Kathleen Smith 50

Bert & Nancy Ketchen 25

Bob & Maureen Wellspeak 25

Paul & Judy Petersoli 25

A Friend 10

Mrs. Davis's Second Grade Class 50

Health & Happiness to our friends, Kathy & Dennis Welch, Dennis Welch Real Estate Ltd. 300

Noonan Family 40

Roger & Denis Scheurer 50

Henry & Joan Zukowski 25

Martha & William Selke 100

In Honor of Alex Anacki's teachers, Mrs. Hartman, Mrs. Carlino, Mrs. Warner, Mrs. Feldman, Ms. Baynes & Ms. Harding 50

Susan & John Martino 50

Burdick Contractors & Builders 50

Evening Star Lodge A.F. & A.M. 50

In appreciation of the teachers at Lee Middle/High School, The Warren/Heddinger Family 100

Kathy Borden 20

Thomas & Josephine Boyne 15

Employees at Country Curtains 145

Patrick Flynn 50

Christine Collins & Mick Scapin 30

Audie & Joe Furgal 25

Paul & Nancy Mazut 25

Carlson Auto Body 50

Lois & Brian Sharry 50

Lee Sportsman's Association 50

Francis & Mary Curley 25

In Memory of:

Pa, Amelia Brazee, Martha & Austin Wellington. Ethel Drumm, Jenny Haven & Cook Bontel from Austin Brazee 250

Flora Kelly 20

Loved Ones, from Joan & Buzz 50

Our Grandparents, from Mike & Terry McDermott 40

Marion, Den, Sis & Uncle Bob from Joseph Whalen 25

Joseph C. Savery 25

Chuck Lorette from Bob, Judy, Christopher & Meghan Lorette & Fran Jaouen 100

Dick Dupras 50

Our Grandson Andrew Bartini, always missing & loving you, Gramma & Gramps 15

Sweff & Salinetti Familes & Uncle Bob 50

Deceased members of our familes, Butsy & Audrey Crawford 25

Rev. & Mrs. Walter S. Ryan, we miss you, love David & Paula 20

My brother, David P. Curtin 25

Our mom, Helen Fillio & Dear Gram Lasher, with love, Jo & Jane 35

Our Mother & Fathers, Bernice Besancon Sinclair, Armas Koivisto & Joseph Wool, love Henry & Joanne Wool Koivisto 25

Bill Crawford Sr., I miss you Dad, love Snookie 25

My Mom, Alice A. Spinney, with love, Sandy 100

Andy 50

Orlin & Lynn 20

Jack Crerar 50

Our Son, Andrew Bartini 25

Our Dad Jim Bianco & Gram & Grampa Bianco & Gramma & Grampa Longerato 50

LeProvost & Seff Familes 200

Our daughter, Katy Beth Curtin Murphy, love Mom & Dad 10

My mom, Katy Beth Curtin Murphy, miss you, Shawn 10

Our sister, sister in law & Aubnt from Denise, Joe, Jim, Helen, Kara & Anita for Katy Beth Curtin Murphy 10

Anna & Fran Shields from the Shields Family 200

Mor Mor & Guffer from the Shields Family, 200

Marion Hunter from the Shields Family 100

Mike Whalen & Uncle Bob from the Shields Family 100

Noni (Mae Leeman) from Mar, Mark, Abby & Ally 25

Ernie Lowry 25

Darren Hitchcock & Ricky Belanger from "Smokey" 10

Loved Ones & Dear Friends from Mark & Phobe Tondel 25

My sister Courtney, love Christopher 10

Our daughter Courtney, love Mom & Dad 10

My brother Billy, love Jim 10

Dad & Mom Prew, Grammy & Grandpa Gangell, Noni & Nono Bartini, Aunt Leah, Grandma Derado, Andy Bartini, Harvey Keenan, Sarah Carlino & Billy Gangell, love Jim, Deb & Christopher 10

Dick R, Tim S & Coach Z, for the smiles we gave each other 20

John, Ethel-Eileen & John (Bud) Flynn 100

Frank & Mary Consolati 100

Forever in Our Hearts, Lynn, Barry, Mom & Dad, Noni & Mike 25

Akeyla from Ali 100

Our Parents from Jerry & Jane 25

Meme & Pepe, Noni & Nono from Jared & Justin Biasin 35

Our Dads, John J. Nagle & Elmer Forrest 25

Grandmother & Grandfather Huggins, love Jason, Becca, Sam & Chad 50

Sullivan Family, Paul, Mary, Tom & John from T.K. 25

Sarah Carlino from Dick & Paula 50

Bill Johnson 25

David T. Dobson Jr. 25

Total today: $4,788

Total to date: $8,313

Needed to reach goal: $87