Thursday December 20, 2012

A total of $8,185 was received on Wednesday for the 76th annual Reformer Christmas Stocking. A very nice boost, pushing the amount received this year up to $55,281.32 on its way to a goal of $90,000.

All donations go for the purchase of warm outer wear for children through age 15.

All contributions will be listed daily in the Reformer as requested by the donor. Contributions may also be read on the Reformer website at www.reformer.com. A form may be found in the paper each day or find information on how to donate on our website.

Contributions, which are tax deductible, and the form, may be sent to: Reformer Christmas Stocking, P.O. Box 703, Brattleboro, VT 05302-0703.

Donors may use their credit cards on PayPal for contributions by visiting www.reformer.com/christmasstocking. Type how you would like your donation to be listed in the Reformer in the "Purpose" line.

Contributions may also be brought to the Reformer office at 62 Black Mountain Road on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

CONTRIBUTIONS

Honoring Joshua London again for his commitment to good works, and wishing him all the best for his upcoming March nuptials. $150.

Debbie Gassaway-Hayward, $50.

In memory of the Sandy Hook children and teachers -- Bob and Susan Arnold, $25.

In loving memory of Kelsey Wells and Kevin Squires. Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our love ones shine down to let us know they are happy. Love, Bobby, Jean, Roxanne, Bill, Rhonda, Missy, Tim, Jason, and Tanner. $45.

To the children of Windham County. Willy and Susan Buhlmann, $2,000.

To Colin Blazej, Merry Christmas! From Lucy, $25.

In memory of Rudi and Irene Serkin. Betsy and Neil, $25.

In memory of our friend and colleague, Bill Powers. The staff and children of Community House. $100.

In loving memory of Andrew Scherer. The Scherer Family, $100.

In loving memory of Aunts Helen and Uncle John. Jack and Peg, $50.

In memory of Butch Yeaw and Linda Yeaw. The Outlaw, $50.

In memory of Larry L. Cooke. Kathy and Liz, $100.

In memory of the children in Newtown. Grateful for Georgia, Caroline and Gracyn. Love, OMA, $100.

In loving memory of my wife Jane and my best friend for 60 years. Bill, $100.

In loving memory of our parents, Leonard and Theo Noyes and Lawrence and Doris Tyler from Stuart and Eleanor, $50.

In honor of the Christmas Stocking team. Betsy Swift, $50.

In memory of Bud Andrews and Sheila Groeger -- Missing you! Love, The Andrews Family, $25.

Ladies Auxiliary Post 1034 VFW, $200.

To honor the staff of Vernon Hall with heartfelt gratitude. Dion Eleftherakis, $100.

In memory of the 26 children and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School. From Grandmother of Luke, Cassidy, Addy, Lyle, Heather and Holly, $260.

In loving memory of my husbands, Charles Daniels and Philip White, and my parents, Raymond and Gladys Barker. Lorraine Daniels, $20.

Anonymous, $25.

May All Our Children Have Food, Warmth and Love. From: Andy, Angie, Bridget, Doug and Michelle at Wells Fargo Advisors. $2,500.

In honor of our family: Don and Theresa, Donna and Allan, Chuck and Diane, Jen and Kay, Jess and Jay, Michelle and Zach, Melissa and Kortney, Erin and Scott, Corey, Chris, Sammy, and our two amazing great-granddaughters, Kaylee and Elsa. We are truly blessed. Bob and Wilma Perkins, $150.

In memory of Mom and Dad. The Goss Kids, $25.

To Sue Greenbaum. With love and gratitude! Your family, $100.

In memory of Ann, Desi, Jane, Mary Liz and Ruth. Dave and Joanne, $100.

For all the children. Nancy and Jane, $50.

Anonymous, $200.

To the children. Wednesday Bowling Team: Positive Pollies. Eleanor, Donna, Candi, Sally and Joy, $50.

Southern Vermont Trail Riders ATV Club, $300.

From Bob and Ruth, $100.

To the best Dad in the Daddery. May the "Appechal" Light shine upon him. $25.

Remembering my friend Lori Shaw. $10.

For all the members of the Blouin/Gouger Clan no longer with us. $25.

Putney Volunteer Firefighters Association, Inc., $400.

To honor my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Robert Holden, $50.

Anonymous, $25.

In memory of loved ones. Doris C., $25.

Anonymous, $100.

In memory of Betty-Jo Bailey and Joanne Touchette. Wendy, Annie and Patty, $25.

In loving memory of my husband Raymond, parents Myrtle and Allie, BW and BS. Friend CW. Remembering the little Angels in Connecticut. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year to all my friends. Susie, $25.

In honor of Mom’s 90th Birthday -- the best mother a girl could ever have. I love you. Linda, $25.

Anonymous, $200.

Theodore and Mavis Boggio, $25.

Today: $ 8,185.00

Previous: $47,096.32

Total to Date: $55,281.32