GREAT BARRINGTON — The 79th annual John S. Watson Christmas Fund has received an anonymous donation of $15,000 with a message of "Peace on Earth, Good Will Towards Men."
Today's gifts totaling $18,845 put the fund total at $32,105, more than $6,000 over its goal of $26,000.
Founded in 1936 by local newsman John S. Watson, the fund serves South Berkshire families in need with food and clothing certificates.
Donations are being accepted at all Berkshire Bank South County offices. Checks should be made payable to the Watson Fund.
Those wishing to make their donations "in memory of" or "in lieu of holiday cards" should include their requests with their check and those wishes will be published in the local newspapers and on WSBS radio.
Visit the Watson Fund on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watsonfund.
"Peace on Earth, Good Will Towards Men," from Anonymous $15,000
Molly Scoville Fitzmaurice 100
In Lieu of Christmas Cards
Kim & Tom Whalen 100
Bob and Sue TenBroeck 40
Robert W. Norris Rev. Trust 50
Matilda Mann 25
Great Barrington Police Association Mass C.O.P. Local 350, AFL-CIO 200
Allison Rada 100
Colin Smith 50
Janice C. Tresp 100
Tom's Toys 50
Nina Foppe & Lee Gallagher 100
In Memory Of:
Loved Ones, from Francis Toolin & Dorothy Hotchkiss 50
All Family members no longer with us, from Dorothy Heath 25
Geo Piontek, from Carol A. Piontek 25
My Father, Roger Young, from Elizabeth Young 50
Mary Blackwell, from Blackwell's Pools & Patio 500
Our Parents, from Ray and Holly Murray 200
My Parents, Shirley & Bob Hatch, Love, Pam & Phil 50
Our Parents, Jim & Connie Lockenwitz, Love, Pam & Phil 50
Robert "Spike" Louison, from Katy & Family 50
Grandpa & Grandma McDermott, Love, Todd, Jonna & Lara 30
Barney Pilling, from KZ 100
Harland & Marcella Foster, from Harland B. Foster Inc. 500
Johnny, Regina, Norma & Kick, from Doreen & Cliff 50
Jane Toolin, From a Friend 25
Elinor Reilly, from Her Lunch Girls 60
Father Bill & Brother Billy Seward, from Marlene & Tom 50
Burt J. Ball III, from Marian Robinson 30
Fred Vorck, from Margaret Vorck 50
Leonard Race, from Evelyn 20
Today's total: $18,845
Total to date: $32,105
Over goal: $6,105