The Watson Fund donations

GREAT BARRINGTON — The 81st annual John S. Watson Christmas Fund has received additional donations totaling $2,290 toward this year's goal of $26,000. This year's campaign has raised $5,530 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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John & Claire White, from Mary R. White $100

All of Our Loving Family Members, from John & Anne Lucey     50

Anita Macchi, from Cynthia Francis     50

Peter & Dorothy Naylor, Peter Naylor, William & Mildred Fennell and Madeline Naylor, from Andrew & Alice Naylor     125

Linda Day, from Roger & Barbara Manring     100

Deceased Heath & Pratt Family Members, from Dorothy Heath     25

Donald & Sadie Kirkbride, from Edward McCormick     50

Edward & Ethel McCormick, from Edward McCormick     50

Tom Jay, from Marilyn Jaworski     25

Lilian & Elmer Smith, from Susan M. Smith     100

Dad, Mom & Peg, from Jack Dezieck     100

Nancy and Diane, from Holly and John Valente     100

James and Jane Shanahan, from Out of Hand     100

Deceased members of the Great Barrington Fire Department, Housatonic Hose Company & Hope Fire Company, from Great Barrington Firefighters Association     250

Hannah Agar, Tim & Mason Whalen, from Stephen W. Agar     100

Michael and all of our Loved Ones, from Neil, Mary & Family     25

Barbara Person, from Bruce & Family     100

Dottie Palmer, from Wayne Palmer     100

Arthur & Thelma Montgomery and Milo & Elizabeth Peck, from Paul, Shirley & Megan Montgomery     100

Jessie James (Our Dog), from Emily & Jack Piacquadio     25

My Nephew Jonathan B. Wilcox, With Love from Bobbie     20

E. Bayard Halsted, from Alice L. Halsted     100

Our Friends Joann, Jim, Dana, Jane & Bun, from Barbara & Richard Zdziarski     50

Our Loved Ones, from Terry & Ellie Smith     50

Kevin Finnerty, Milton & Edna Stevens, Milton Stevens Jr., from The Finnerty Family     150

My Husband, Leonard A. Race Jr., from Evelyn     20

Family & Friends, from Gary & Linda Hutton     25

Denis & Mary O'Connor, from Denis O'Connor     50

Joan O'Connor, from Denis O'Connor     50

Maureen Evelyn Ezzo, from Jay Raifstanger & Family     50

Trinity Raifstanger & Caley Larkin, from John & Cheryl Raifstanger      50

Today's total:      $2,290

Total to date:

To reach goal:


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