Watson Fund

Sunday January 6, 2013

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.

Today’s gifts:

In memory of:

Jane and James Shanahan from Out of
Hand $100

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

Merry Christmas

Charles H. Baldwin & Sons and their
customers 70

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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