The Watson Fund

GREAT BARRINGTON — The 81st annual John S. Watson Christmas Fund has received additional donations totaling $1,075 toward this year's goal of $26,000. This year's campaign has raised $3,240 to date.

Founded in 1936 by local newsman John S. Watson, the fund serves South Berkshire families in need with food and clothing certificates.

Donations to the fund can be made through any South County Berkshire Bank office. Checks should be payable to the Watson Fund.

Those wishing to make their donations "in memory of" or "in lieu of holiday cards" can include their requests with their check and those wishes will be published in local newspapers and on WSBS radio.

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Johnny, Regina, Norma & Kick, from Cliff & Doreen Twiss     $50

Robert C. Louison, from his wife & family     $25

Jim Dohoney, from Janet Dohoney     $100

Anthony "Durchie" Aquino, from his family     $50

Betty and Livy Hall, from Tom & Nioma Coen     $25

Jed and Tara Blackwell, from anonymous     $40

Fred, from Ann Waldman     $75


Janice C. Tresp     $100

Judianne O'Brien     $25

Anonymous     $35

Fred Bunce & Family     $50

Country Curtains Good Neighbor Club     $500

Today's total:      $1,075

Total to date:

To reach goal:


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