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.

Today’s gifts:

Merry Christmas

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 &
Dad 25

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