Donations to the 109th annual Sunshine Society Cheer Certificate campaign continued to flow into the coffers earlier this month, helping organizers exceed their $12,000 goal.
As of Jan. 8, $20,146.45 has been donated toward helping feed local families in need.
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 cheer certificates may be redeemed for grocery items at Kroger in Crawfordsville. Certificates range in value according to family size.
Donations are accepted through mid-January and can be mailed to the Sunshine Society, P.O. Box 243, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.
Donations collected after mid-January are kept in the fund to begin the next campaign. All donations remain in the community.
Donations may be made in honor of or in memory of family or friends, or donations may be made anonymously. Donor names are printed regularly in the newspaper.
Recent donations to the Sunshine Society include: $100 Action Realty Group; $100 anonymous in memory of Raymond Vaught; $50 anonymous in memory of loved ones; $50 Don and Janet Armbruster; $100 anonymous in memory of our loved ones; $25 Diana McCollough in memory of Larry McCollough; $100 Jim and Charlene Gobble in honor of Steve and Diana McLaughlin; $20 your family in memory of Richard Watkins Sr. and Ronald Watkins; $50 Sheila Evans in memory of Bob Evans;
Also, $50 Lucinda Jacoby in memory of Larry Jacoby, Esther and Wes Schulthes; $100 Helen and Marc Hudson in memory of Ian Hudson; $50 Nellie Thompson and family in memory of William G Thompson (Bill);
Also, $300 Evelyn Miles in memory of Russell and Lula Miles, Harold E Miles, Maxine Vaught, Kay Booher, Dorval and Gertrude Beck, James A. Beck, Joe Spear, Donnie Hubbard and Jean Keys; $60 Linda Law, Charlie and Gary Quigg and Discovery Preschool; $25 Kathleen Bell in memory of Elizabeth Bell; $300 Dave and Teri Rush; and $50 Robert and Gail Pebworth;
Also, $25 Essentials Hair Studios; $50 Bunnell Farms in memory of Lori Trout McCarty; $35 Charlene Meadows in memory of Clarice and Warren Crane, Genevieve Wethington; $50 anonymous in memory of Karl J. Dickerson; $50 John and Cheryl Luzader in memory of Keith Whalen, Bill and Inez Luzader; $100 anonymous in memory of Richard and Eileen Kenyon; Marilyn Smith in memory of Elton C. Ross; and Marguerite Ross in memory of Elton C. Ross.