LEE -- The 54th annual Laliberte Toy Fund Drive is nearing the halfway mark thanks to the holiday charity recently receiving more than $1,000 in donations.

A pair of $200 contributions helped pushed the fund toward this year's goal of $5,000.

The fund is open to children in Lee, Lenox Dale and Tyringham.

Donations may be given in two categories, "In lieu of cards" or "In memory of loved ones," and mailed to the Laliberte Toy Fund, P.O. Box 559, Lee, MA 01238, or dropped off at any Lee Bank location.

In memory of:

Bill Noonan from his wife Ethel $25

Bobbie & Jim Pollard 200

Palmer & Cary Families from Joan and
Family 25

In loving memory of our son Michael
Coty 50

Robert Faivre from Delores Faivre 25

Don Williams, Dave Belanger, Katy-Curtin-Murphy, and Kay & Steve DiSimone,
from Pat, Sue & Larry 50

Mom, Theresa Scaramuzzi, from James
& Debra Hall 50

Merry Christmas:

Anonymous 100


Anonymous 200

Robert Nason & Lisa Sloane 40

Todd & Gail Briggs 25

Kiwanis Club of Lee Inc. 100

Samuel Miller 150

Today's total: $1,040

Total to date: $2,320

Needed to reach goal: $2,680