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Posted on: December 20, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Project Christmas Cheer Donors

As of today, December 20, 2019, the town has received $7705.00 in donations for the 2019 Christmas Cheer Project. 

Kulnynch Foundation I, Kulnynch Foundation II, Cy W. Brame, Bob and Martha Nichols,Greg and Debra Fletcher, Steve Gentry, James Huffman, Jeffrey Elmore, Sarah J. Phillips, John Wayland Sunday School Class, of First Baptist Church North Wilkesboro, Richard & Ann Absher, Clyde and Helen Lockhart, Ginger Edmiston, Tommy and Jody Hayes, Mayor Robert Johnson , Ken Welborn, Commissioner Angela Day, Gordon Smoak, William and Shirley Dimmette, Harold and Debbie Ferguson, Ed and Ramona Curtis, Barbara Ann Parsons, Marie Davis, 18 North Sandwiches and More, Chy Billings, and Edgerton Irrevocable Trust. 

The Town of North Wilkesboro has sponsored the Christmas Cheer Project for families within the Town for many years. This tradition originated during Johnny Walker’s tenure as Chief of Police between 1936-1953 and has been faithfully carried out since that time.  Names of elderly and needy families who live in the North Wilkesboro city limits are collected in the Clerk’s Office by referrals and telephone calls.  These lists are reviewed by the Christmas Cheer Committee to determine their eligibility.

Funds for this project are solicited by the Mayor, Town Commissioners and media advertisements.  Contributions for this project are received from businesses and private citizens.  Over 300 boxes are assembled by volunteers and Town personnel and will be delivered on December 20th.  Christmas Cheer boxes contain around sixteen (16) food items such as:  Flour, sugar, coffee, potatoes, peanut butter, salt, corn meal, crackers, apples, oranges, soap, bread, milk, pinto beans, and chicken.  Tyson Foods donates the chicken and PET Dairy will donate the milk.  Food items are purchased from local grocers.

This is a very worthwhile project, as many families look forward to this Cheer Box for their Christmas meals and it touches all those involved with the true meaning of Christmas. For more information, contact Debbie Pearson, Town Clerk at 667-7129, ext. 3001.


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