The Watson Fund donations


GREAT BARRINGTON — The 82nd John S. Watson Christmas Fund has received initial donations totaling $875 toward this year's goal of $30,000.

The fund, founded in 1936 by local newsman John S. Watson, 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.

Donations will also be accepted during the WSBS radio-thon from 7 to 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7.


Thomas Orlando     $50

Judianne O'Brien     $25

Tom's Toys     $100


Jim and Vicki Torrico and Family     $200


My brother, Michael R. Korte. Love, Fran & Larry     $25


Our son, Michael R. Korte. Love, Mom and Dad     $25

Our dear friend Hannah W. Agar. Love, Fran & Larry     $25

Hannah Agar, Tim and Mason Whalen, from Stephen W. Agar     $100

George Piontek, from Carol Piontek     $50

Sarah Gulbranson. Love, Sue & Gary Gulbranson     $25

Kevin and Nancy, from Richard and Pamela Clarke     $50

Clara, Auntie, Unk, Mary and Diane, from Holly & John Valente     $100

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

Jed & Tara Blackwell, from Anonymous     $50

Peter, Elizabeth, John, Gertrude and Madeline Sauer, Helen & Ray Young, Helen Millot, Anna & Frank Pecoraro, from Marilyn, Linda and Bob     $25

Today's total:     $875

Total to date:     $875

To reach goal:     $29,125


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