Good job, Iredell County.
The Lonely Children’s Fund surpassed its goal of $30,000 for this holiday season.
Residents across the county contributed early and often to help the 173 foster children within the county in a program that runs year-round.
One can still make donations. These go toward helping each of these children have a life that most take for granted. Prom dresses. School pictures. Field trips. It’s about a lot more than just the holidays.
For 2019, the group ended the year with $33,929 raised.
And some have already begun helping toward the 2020 goal with donations in early January.
Those will continue to be accepted year-round.
Thank you to the following for their contributions to the fund:
» Tom and Susan Davis, in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Davis, $100
» Mary Destasio Trtee, $25
» Terry and Alice Harwell, in memory of twin sons, William and Thomas, $50
» Dianne and Richard Harrington, $25
» Men’s Bible Class at Forest Park Presbyterian Church, $300
» Dwight and Hilda Younger, $50
» David and Patricia Grove, $100
» Shirley and Joe Forge, in honor of Lenion Grove Fermented Fruit and Literary Society, $75
» Gerald and Debbie Sloan, $100
» James and Diane Smith, in memory of Nathan William Black, $100
» Mooresville Lawnscaping, $200
» Alice May, in memory of Paul May, $320
» Billy and Paula Steele, in honor of all our nieces and nephews, $100
» Elaine McLelland and family, in memory of Barry McLelland, $50
» Dewain Tabor and Patsy Tabor, in remembrance of Sherianne Denae Tabor, $100
» Anonymous, $50
» Dan Mitchell, $50
» Paul and Patricia Henkel, $50
» Barry and Patty Templeton, in honor of our grandchildren, $100
» Scotts Creek Animal Hospital, $100
» Iredell County Department of Tax Administration, $1,740
» J. Wilbur Cabe and Anna Cabe, in honor of Mary Cabe (mother); and grandchildren, Logan Butler, Conner Butler, Caroline Cabe, Liley Cabe, Emma Butler and Sydney Butler, $350
» Wanda and Junior Stafford, in honor of granddaughter, Sadie Rose Martin; and in memory of Anita J. Austin, Edd and Selma Tilley and Will and Cordie Stafford, $100
» Bankers Grove Baptist Church, adult Sunday school, $200
» Chad Shaver, in memory of grandparents, Leon and Josie and Hugh and Grace Shaver, in memory of brother Richard Bradley Shaver; in memory of his daughter, Madison Leigh Shaver; in memory of my Uncle Bobby Eugene Shaver; in memory of Aunt Shelby Jean Shaver; in memory of stepfather, Richard “Dick” Martin; in honor of my father, Richard “Jimbo” Shaver; in honor of my mother, Pat Mayberry Martin; thanks to all employees of Shaver Wood Products, Inc.; thanks to all employees of Lil Shavers & Shavers Forestry, $750
» Nimesha Shah and Zankhana Shah, in honor of Dhruv Shrina and Aneesha, $146
» Nimesha Shah and Zankhana Shah, in memory of Shrujal Amin, $146
» Roger and Annette Roark, $250
» J. Dale and Diane McLelland, $300
» Audrey Montgomery, in appreciation of my East Brook neighbors caroling and other kindness at Christmas, $25
» Almedia and William Baxter, $25
» Edwin and Jessica Laws, in honor of our grandchildren, Jude and Colton; and in memory of William Parker, $200
» Elton Wallace, in memory of Tony Wallace, $100
» France Hudler, in memory of my dear husband James Hudler, sweet son Tommy Hudler, $100
» Pat Murdock Dump Trucking, in honor of our grandchildren, Ben and Mackenzie Brown, Haley and Austin Murdock, $50
» Agnes Schneider and Chiara Wesemann, $500