September 19, 2019

$50,000 fund goal now within reach as growth continues

The Santa’s Helper Fund continues to grow. We now expect to reach our goal of raising $50,000 for the Salvation Army. Please join us in recognizing the following contributors:

A donation of $94 in fond memory of Cindy Crain from her friends at the Bangor Daily News; $112 from the YWCA of Bangor-Brewer Lots for Tots families; and $108 from the employees of Brewer Automotive Components.

A $20 donation in the names of Shane Ellis Eaton and Audra Marie Eaton of Stonington; William Tapley of Brooksville, $10; Mary Lindahl of Carroll Plantation, $25; and the Kemms of Hampden, $50.

Marilyn Murray of Bucksport, $30 in memory of Tom and Jason Murray; an anonymous donation of $50; anonymous in Brewer, $100; and from the sales of A Legacy of Recipes cookbook by James Vardamis and Vicki Walters, $340.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Marden of East Millinocket, $30; Hampden Academy Key Club, $150; Brooke and Shaun Gordon of Orrington, $100 in memory of Harold and Tim Gordon; and All My Friends Daycare in Brewer, $75.

Janice Cross of Surry, $10; Darryl and Cheryl Clement of Milford, $50 in loving memory of Winston H., Ruby E. Clement and Guy A. Cates Sr.; and Riva Gotlib of Delray Beach, Fla., $15.

Jay and Sheila Hamlin and family of East Millinocket, $25 in memory of their brother, John; Sheila Hamlin of East Millinocket, $25 in memory of a special person, Philis Beaupain; and from the students, their families and the staff at the Dr. Charles C. Knowlton School in Ellsworth, $400.

Frances Grover of Machias, $15; Jim Lavoie and family of Old Town, $20; Doreen McLaughlin of Old Town, $25 in lieu of gift swapping and work; and Peggy Kinnaird of Blue Hill, $25.

Charlotte Foster of Hampden, $25 in memory of George Foster; $25 in memory of Jeffrey S. Parola from his mom and stepfather, Judy and Paul Raymond of Dover-Foxcroft; and Annette Banker of Plainsboro, N.J., $100 in memory of Gram, “Punk”, and Grandma Ada.

Anonymous in Milo, $15 in memory of Jane Skehan; Ray F. Merrill of Orland, $25; and anonymous in Medway, $25 in memory of Ben Fiske Sr.

Thank you.

Send your donation to the Santa’s Helper Fund, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402-1329. All donations will be listed in the Bangor Daily News. The final list of contributors will be published Saturday, Dec. 30. Contributors will be listed in the paper unless anonymity is requested.

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