GREAT BARRINGTON -- The 77th annual John S. Watson Christmas Fund has received an additional $1,475 in donations. To date, the fund has received $3,960 toward its goal at $25,000.
Inaugurated as the Community Christmas Cheer Fund by local newsman John S. Watson in 1936, Watson ran the fund until 1963 when it was re-named in his honor.
Donations to the fund may be made through Berkshire Bank’s South County offices. Checks should be made payable to the Watson Fund.
Those wishing to make donations "in memory of" or "in lieu of Christmas cards" should include their request with the donation check.
Patricia Ryan $25
Terry & Ellen Smith 50
Taylor, Jen & Wendy 250
Seekonk Veterinary Hospital 30
Dianna Hitt Potter 200
Laura Tucker 25
In memory of:
Mark Heath & Mary Harrigan, from Linda Owens 25
Our Parents, Vinnie Owens & Millie Owens Larkin and Eleary Heath & Bini Jones,
from Billy & Linda Owens 50
My Best Friend Nellie, Love, Haley 20
Truman, Edith & Frank Wheeler, Love,
Linda, John & Chris 150
"Gerry" from "Biffy" 200
Our sons, Timmy Whalen & Mason Whalen, Love Hannah & Steve Agar 100
Our son, Michael R. Korte, Love, Mom &
My Brother, Michael R. Korte, Love, Fran
& Larry Premerlani 25
Sadie & Bill Powell, from their children, Butch, Rosalie, Tina, Carole, Betty and families 125
Andy Mead, from his family 25
Ace Curtiss, Love his family 50
Our Angel in Heaven, Pretty Pat, Greatly missed, Bob, Gail, Trent and Chelsea 25
Joseph Budz Jr., from Brenda & Julie 50
In lieu of cards
Bob & Sue TenBroeck 25
Today’s total: $1,475
Total to date: $3,960
Needed to reach goal: $21,040