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Salvation Army Fund Drive
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Dear Editor,
Thanks to the generosity of people in Pawnee County, the December 2012 Salvation Army Fund Drive raised a record $6,423.88! The funds raised will serve Pawnee County residents having expenses for utilities, clothing, household items, travel, medical care, educational supplies, and other needs.
A big “Thank You!” to all who gave time, and treasure during the Christmas season and made possible Salvation Army’s continuing ministry in Pawnee County. Pastors and members of ten churches, and members of both the Larned High School National Honor Society and the Pawnee Heights School KAY Club served as greeters/bell ringers at the Salvation Army kettle from November 26 to December 22 in front of Dillons. On December 1, ringers staffed kettles outside the Hospital Auxiliary’s Arts, Baking and Craft Show at the Community Center, and at 6th and Broadway during the Christmas Parade. Thirteen businesses in Burdett, Larned and Rozel hosted collection buckets. Some people chose to mail in donations using envelopes placed in an issue of the Great Bend Tribune.
We thank the Larned churches for recruiting bell ringers, Bob Haymaker for daily depositing the Dillons collections, Carol Jacob and tellers at Farmers Bank, and the Great Bend Tribune for the publicity. All these people, organizations and businesses showed how community participation and support for the Salvation Army Fund Drive made for a successful campaign.
Thank you again.
Jack Singer, Coordinator
2011 Salvation Army Fund Drive