GREAT BARRINGTON -- The 77th annual John S. Watson Christmas Fund has received additional donations totaling $1,095 for needy families in South Berkshire. To date, the fund has raised $6,480 toward its goal of $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.
In 2012, the fund provided a total of 902 people with food and clothing certificates. These figures continue to rise each year.
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.
Valerie Locher Horticulturists 100
In memory of:
Our Two Bobs, Love, Fran and Dorothy 25
Our Parents and Brothers and Sisters,
Love, Fran and Dorothy 25
Grampa Bob, Love, Brandyn and Olivia 20
Auntie, Unk, Clara, Mary, Tony and Pam,
from Holly and John 100
Our son Randy Leonard, Forever in our Hearts, Love Mom and Dad 50
Randy Leonard, you are greatly missed
and always in our Hearts, Love, Bonnie, Charlie and Judy 25
Keri Perotti, you are greatly missed and
always in our Hearts, Love, Ida, Ronnie
and Judy 25
Medeo and Lena Morandi and Mary Ann
Warner, Love from your Family 25
June and Jim Kimball, from Bev & Kim 100
My Uncle Jim Ware and Eddie & Lydia
Farr & My Parents, from Kim and
Today’s total: $1,095
Total to date: $6,480
Needed to reach goal: $18,520