GREAT BARRINGTON -- The John S. Watson Christmas Fund raised a total $29,475 in this year’s drive, $4,475 over its goal of $25,000.
The fund is named for the late John Watson, a native of Great Barrington and a reporter for the Berkshire Eagle. Watson inaugurated the fund under the name Community Christmas Cheer Fund and ran it until 1963 when it was re-named in his honor.
Both clothing and food certificates are mailed out the second week of December allowing families time to redeem them before Christmas.
In memory of:
Jane and James Shanahan from Out of
Dad & Besty Joyce, from Melissa, Charles, Laurie & Kevin 50
Master Sgt. Wade Gailes, Love, Uncle
Bob & Aunt Nancy 50
Ricky, our son & brother, Love, Mom,
Dad & Paul 25
Barney Pilling, from KZ 100
George Jervas, from Russell H. Frank Jr. 100
Our Grandparents Bill & Maureen Sheehan, Love, Dan, Michael & Erin Sheehan 50
Don McGuire, from Officers of the Lenox
Police Department 50
In honor of:
Liz & Tom Marino, from Anonymous 100
Grandma Peg, Love Jack, Teddy, Kate
& Sophia 50
Charles H. Baldwin & Sons and their
Victoria H. Linscott 25
Cynthia A Coburn 100
Today’s total: $870
Total to date: $29,475
Over goal: $4,475
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