Cheer Certificate drive moves closer to goal


Organizers of the 109th annual Sunshine Society Cheer Certificate campaign report more than $4,400 poured into their coffers in the past week, pushing them closer to their $12,000 goal.

As of Friday, $9,556.45 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 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.

Recent donations to the Sunshine Society include: $25 anonymous; $25 anonymous in memory of James and Pauline Nabors and Bob and Judy Emery Nabors; $50 anonymous in memory of Ginger; $50 Dale Milligan in memory of Clara Lou Milligan; $50 anonymous; $100 Nancy Rogers in memory of Bob Rogers; $50 anonymous; $100 anonymous; $25 Judie and the Kids in memory of Don Waltz; $30 Arlie and Linda in memory of our brothers-in-law, Sonny McBee and Allen Lyon;

And $25 Margaret Groves; $25 Harold and Linda Carpenter; $100 Chick in memory of Janet; $50 anonymous; $50 anonymous in memory of Bonnie Bond, Terry Krout and James Vandorn; $100 Conrad and Judy Harvey; $50 Jim and Shirley in memory of Fred and Vivian Cunningham; $100 anonymous; $100 anonymous; $25 anonymous in memory of loved ones; $100 anonymous; $25 Steve Middleton in memory of Raymond and Helen Middleton and family;

And $25 Stu and Carolyn Weliever in memory of Don and Emmalou Weliever; $50 John and Jan Austin in memory of our parents; $25 anonymous; $25 Susan Rosen in memory of Clara Lou Milligan; $30 anonymous; $50 Richard and Carol McDonald in memory of Ervin and Pearl McDonald, Lester and Dorothy Powell; $200 Janet and Tony Johnson in memory of Phyllis and Cecil Dunlap;

And $50 Gerry and Peggy Hunt; $100 Ellen Ball and Tom Twarek; $200 anonymous; $50 Frank and Dorothy Dolan in memory of deceased relatives; $300 anonymous; $25 Vladimir and Laura Salano in memory of Laura Strong-Brugh, friend; $10 Drew Neal; $5 anonymous; $100 anonymous in memory of Curtis Storer Husband; $20 anonymous; $20 Art and Jeanie Buck in memory of our parents; $100 Patricia Henson and family in memory of Margaret Gobel; $100 anonymous;

And $300 Beverly Cooper in memory of husband Harlan Keith Cooper; $25 Joann in memory of Jim, Woody, Charles and Alma Carter; $100 anonymous in memory of Dale Bishop, Ruth Renick and Patricia Renick; $100 anonymous in honor of the needy; $225 anonymous; $25 grandpa and grandma in memory of Kelly Browning; $50 Carol and Paul Laursen; $40 Ray and Diane Hart in memory of Carolyn Deere, Phyllis Hart, Bob Hart and son Nathan Hart; $50 anonymous;

And $100 Tina Elmore in honor of all healthcare and essential workers; $50 Dave and Meg in memory of Don, Ruth, Duane Johnson, Hugh and Ruth Detchon; $25 Jolynn Dreyer in memory of Joanne Howard; $500 Jeanette and Garrett Buckley in memory of Jeanette’s grandmother Mary Jeannette Dickerson.


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