Annual Cheer Certificate drive exceeds goal


Two recent large donations helped pushed the 109th annual Sunshine Society Cheer Certificate campaign past their $12,000 goal.

As of Dec. 23, $18,256.45 has been donated toward helping feed local families in need.

A $4,000 anonymos donation and a donation of $3,170 from the staff, students and families of Dance by Deborah in memory of Connie L. Meek helped propel the drive past its $12,000 goal.

The Cheer Certificate program is a collaboration between the Crawfordsville High School Sunshine Society and the local chapter of Tri Kappa sorority. The groups solicit financial donations from community members and then award those funds to local families in the form of cheer certificates.

These certificates may be redeemed for grocery items at Kroger in Crawfordsville. Certificates range in value according to family size.

Anyone wishing to donate to the Cheer Certificate fund should complete a donation form, which is published regularly in the Journal Review and also can be found online at Donations may be made in honor of or in memory of family or friends, or donations may be made anonymously. Donor names will be printed regularly in the newspaper. 

Donations are accepted through mid-January and should be mailed to the Sunshine Society, P.O. Box 243, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

All donations remain in the community.

Other recent donations to the Sunshine Society include: $20 Francis Quigg Family in memory of Bill Clifton; $20 Quigg cousins in memory of Marc and Leverne Patton; $20 in honor of class of 1966 Darlington High School; $25 Larry Sayler in memory of Robert and Mary Sayler; $25 anonymous;

And, $50 Mike and Jill Shubert in memory of loved ones who have passed away; $50 Susan and Red in memory of Tommy Peacock; $100 Tom and Judy Leuck in memory of Boots and Aldine Sowers, Ray and Viola Leuck; $25 Debbie, Amanda, Ben, Camden and Mason in memory of Jerry Wright; $25 Cynthia Grimes in memory of Mary Collings and Ron Grimes;

And, $200 FBC-C’ville Fellowship Fund; $100 Bill and Cheryl Leech in memory of Ted and Letha Scott; $50 Greg and Sarah Woodsmall in memory of Jim Richards; $100 anonymous in memory of Jennah Smith and Colin Winings; $25 Meegan and Mike Reidy in memory of Carole Meyer and Claude Johnson; $50 Donna Barnett and family in memory of Franklin Barnett Sr.; $100 anonymous in memory of Larry Robinson and loved ones;

And, $50 Kristine, Aimee, Kylene in memory of mom; $25 loved ones in memory of Ben Ames; $50 Rosemary Lyon in memory of Allen Lyon, Jim and Mike Burkhardt; $100 anonymous; $100 Judy and Errol McBride in memory of Laura Webster and Robert Quirk; $25 Dale and Shirley Crum in memory of loved ones; $50 anonymous;

And, $20 John and Debbie Lewis in memory of Gary Robertson and Donna Maxwell; $50 Janice Endicott in memory of Tom Endicott; $25 Surber family in memory of Ron Surber; and $50 Sons of the American Legion Squadron #72 in memory of all veterans.


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