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Help for those in need still coming.

SALISBURY — Donations continue to pour in for the Christmas Happiness Fund as the year comes to a close and a new year approaches. Rowan County residents have carried on the tradition that began 65 years ago with Salisbury Post editor Spencer Murphy. This year because of contributions from the com...
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Giving will always make you feel better.

SALISBURY — Becky Morris has been the organist at Christiana Lutheran Church for 25 years. She most recently added youth choir director to her roles. The choir recently had a Christmas program, and Morris wanted to do something special for them. This week, she made a $35 contribution to the Christ...
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The Salvation Army of Rowan County, NC, which facilitated the collection of the Angel Tree program and the Christmas Happiness - Salisbury NC, was able to help more than 1,000 children. Families picked up gift cards and toys, as well as food from the Food Lion Feeds program.

SALISBURY — Shania Lugo has been caring for her niece Aniyah since the 4-year-old was just 8 months old. This Christmas, Lugo faced the prospect of explaining to the little girl that there would not be any presents for her. Instead, the Salisbury native loaded her car Wednesday morning with a bag ...
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Your gifts mean so much to those in need.

SALISBURY — When Carolyn Barker and her classmates from the Class of 1955 of Spencer High School couldn’t decide what to do with the money collected for their reunion a few years ago, they settled on making a donation to the Christmas Happiness Fund. The fund has been around since 1952. It was s...
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Keep on giving — families still need help.

SALISBURY — Local residents have been contributing to the Christmas Happiness Fund for nearly a month, and because of those donations the Salvation Army of Rowan County has been able to serve more than 1,000 children and 281 Rowan County families. The Christmas Happiness Fund has been around since...
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For the second year running, the Davidson-Rowan Pickleball group collected donations at its “Holly Jolly Pickleball Games” and then sent the final sum to the Christmas Happiness Fund.

On Friday, people from all over the region gathered to play, to eat and to give. For the second year running, the Davidson-Rowan Pickleball group collected donations at its “Holly Jolly Pickleball Games” and then sent the final sum to the Christmas Happiness Fund. “We like to play for a purpos...
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Your generosity helps others celebrate Christmas.

SALISBURY — Each year, the women of the Charity League of Salisbury make contributions to a number of local causes, but at the top of the list has always been the children who benefit from the Christmas Happiness Fund, said treasurer Carole Simmons. The Charity League donated $500 to the Christmas...
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Christmas Happiness is 65 years old - continue the tradition by giving today PLEASE SHARE

Bring contributions to the Salisbury Post, 131 W. Innes St., between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays or mail them to The Salisbury Post Christmas Happiness Fund, P.O. Box 4639, Salisbury, N.C. 28145-4639. Make checks payable to the Christmas Happiness Fund and indicate how you want your donation listed.

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Helen and Ralph Brown honor their volunteers.

SALISBURY — Twice a year, Helen and Ralph Brown organize and host yard sales to raise money for cystic fibrosis programs, a fundraiser they’ve taken on for the past 14 years. The couple spend months acquiring items and many more months preparing the items for sale. The couple began the project a...
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Plenty of families need your help to have a Merry Christmas.

SALISBURY — Carl Miller met his wife, Sallie, in the 1960s when they both worked at Fiber Industries. The Rowan County natives have been married for 50 years. This week, Carl made a $100 contribution to the Christmas Happiness Fund in honor of his “lovely” wife. The couple have made donations ...
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Here is a copy of the form from the paper for Christmas Happiness - thank you for your donations!

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The Salisbury Post has been collecting donations since the early 1950s and those contributions are turned over to the Salvation Army of Rowan County. The organization distributes vouchers that are used at a local business where parents are able to buy gifts for their children.

SALISBURY — In the 1990s, a group of men from First Presbyterian Church began gathering for a friendly game of pool at the home of now retired minister Bob Lewis. Lewis lived on Bethel Drive and had a basement with a large pool table. There were eight to 10 men who played each week. “We […]
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SALISBURY — Since his 32nd birthday, Tommy and Carlene Kimball have given to the Christmas Happiness Fund in their son Todd’s name. It’s what Todd had always done before his death in 1998. Todd was diagnosed at age 29 with a rare form of cancer for which no cure had been discovered. In fact, h...
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We had our annual happy visit from First UMC Pre-School - donating to Christmas Happiness - Salisbury NC

SALISBURY — A group of preschool children from First United Methodist Church excitedly walked the few blocks to the Salisbury Post to deliver the fruits of their Penny Harvest fundraiser. The 11 children, snug in their winter gear and some with Santa hats, delivered donations to the Christmas Happ...
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Running total: $9,380

For more than 20 years, friends Phyllis Freeze and Jeanie Eller worked alongside each other at First Union Bank. In fact, Eller was the first woman vice president of the bank. In May, Jeanie Eller died at age 75. When Freeze and her husband, Joe, thought about making a donation to the Christmas Happ...
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“We are a very close family, and my dad always gave in memory and honor of us — always. So I decided it was time to start that tradition always,” she said.

For Sharlene Streeter, giving to Christmas happiness is a return to tradition. “We are a very close family, and my dad always gave in memory and honor of us — always. So I decided it was time to start that tradition always,” she said. Her father, Jewell Alley, died three years ago in the Hospi...
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Some have been giving since Christmas Happiness first began. Some give every year in memory of a loved one who has passed on or in honor of their children in the future.

The Christmas season is marked by bright lights, the soft scent of evergreens and the giving of gifts. It’s during this time of year that people show their appreciation for family and friends and put others first. Perhaps Dr. Seuss put it best, in the beloved Christmas tale “How the Grinch Stole...
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