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Filling the Empty Stocking Fund
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The Effingham Empty Stocking Fund continues to receive funds for the annual effort to provide Christmas wishes for those in need of assistance.

Families receiving assistance include families with children and the aged and disabled.

Reggie Loper, chairman of the effort, said that the fund is still receiving contributions and all contributions will be appreciated.

“We found this year to be a little tough in gaining contributions, due to the economics of the citizens this year,” Loper said. “Many families that would ordinarily contribute found that it was rough to meet their own needs.

“But Effingham is always known for looking out for their own and they have done so in 2008.”

Empty Stocking donors to date:
Vickery Bros. Floor Covering–$100
Exley Lumber Co.–$100
Springfield Methodist men’s club-$500
Springfield Methodist Bible study school class–$50
Effingham Dental Associates, P.C.–$250
Thomas C. Strickland and Sons Funeral Home–$250
Rahn’s Services (Corey Rahn)–$250
Gnann’s Fix-it Shop–$50
Faithful Cuts Salon–$20
Harold’s Body Shop–$100
Wiley’s Home Center–$50
Springfield Ford–$100
Merle Norman, Mary Jane Brinson–$50
Johnson Refrigeration–$200
Nicky Powell Construction, Inc.–$100
Bill and Ruth Lee–$200
Carellas and Newberry, P.C.–$100
Hall and Kirkland, P.C.–$100
Mike and Marla Dyson–$75
New Life Flowers and Gifts–$75
Burns Outboard Service–$25
Theron Rahn–$20
Laurel Hill Lutheran Church men’s club–$100
Henry and Myra Lewis–$25
Gussie Nease and Associates-$100
Phillip Kieffer Construction–$150
Fuller Chevrolet–$100
Law office of Dennis Dozier–$100
Burns and Neidlinger–$50
Citizens Bank–$400
Wayne Kight–$20
Keys to Freedom–$165