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Christmas basket

The 2016 Union County Christmas Basket Fund campaign is underway.

This year’s fund goal is $17,500.

Last year, 214 baskets serving 841 people were distributed. Residents of care centers in Creston and Afton received fruit and Kleenex.

Baskets include meat, canned goods – donated through efforts of Boy Scouts and school and community projects – and certificates redeemable at local supermarkets for perishable foods.

Contributions may be sent to: Christmas Basket Fund, P.O. Box 126, Creston, IA 50801, or dropped off at the Creston News Advertiser, 503 W. Adams St.

All contributions will be published in the Creston News Advertiser’s weekly progress report, listed by name or “friend,” as desired.

Previous total: $8,054.75

In memory of Gary Oswald $50

Tim, Matt and Steve Bova $15

Savannah, Megan and Ashley Oswald $15

Dwayne and Darlene Henrichs $100

Community of Christ $100

In memory of Lloyd and Bernice Edwards $25

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jandrey $50

Charles and Marlene Erickson $30

A friend $50

Elzevir Reading Circle $25

In memory of Cecil Antisdel $25

In memory of Coleen Banks $25

Ron Levine $50

In memory of Brandon Gale $25

Gene and Judy Clark $25

In memory of Ron and Bev Dahlberg $25

In memory of Monte and Trudy Jacobsen $25

In memory of Jerry Adams, Mackenzie Ely, Darold and Vista Gordon $75

Theodore J. Martens Post No. 1797 V.F.W. $400

In memory of Glenn L. Hardisty, Walter A. Jones, Marcella Jones, Roger L. Jones, Linda Homes McKeone and Matt McKeone $150

Ron Goben $25

M and M Pontiac Buick, GMC, Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep $300

Creston Appalachia Service Project group $250

Warren and Judy Woods $75

In memory of Shane and Larry Simmons $150

1942 CHS Alumni $25

In memory of Pauline Sweet $100

Shannon City Church $100

In memory of John Coen $200

In memory of Raymond and Deloris Purdum $200

In loving memory of Ernst and Edeltraut Knuth $50

In loving memory of Dean Hartman $25

In loving memory of Maxine Hartman $25

In memory of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hatton $10

In memory of Faye Scheel $10

Dan and Sherry Kirkpatrick $100

James and Diane Ide $50

Women’s Christian Fellowship of Arispe $25

Anonymous – in honor of all caregivers $50

Linda Bailey $25

In memory of Don Mullin $75

Kenneth and Carol Sharp $100

Dorothy Rectenbaugh $50

In memory of Craig and Willy McFee $100

Jim and Joyce Garrett $50

In memory of Glen and Edith Kneedler $50

Larry and Debra Peterson $50

Todd Barker $100

Dennis and Lois Nelson $100

Union County Farm Bureau $25

A friend $50

In loving memory of Eric Crittenden from Mom and Dad $50

In memory of loved ones $200

Donald and Beverly Butler $25

In memory of Kevin Eblen $50

R.W. and Maxine Moreland $100

In memory of Larry Gile $25

Ronald and Dottie Dunphy $100

Rodney and Rosalie Culbertson $50

Congregational United Church $100

In memory of Velma Lauffer $20

In memory of Gerald Wallace $20

This week’s total: $4,570

Total to date: $12,624.75

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