The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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December 21, 2013

Today’s the big day for Mac’s Toy Fund

Today is THE day. Mac’s Toy Fund’s 83rd annual distribution party will be this morning at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center.

Admission to the event is by invitation only. The Raleigh County office of the Department of Health and Human Services has mailed out more than 4,000 tickets, inviting families to the event.

New and used toys, bikes, handcrafted wooden toys, coats, hats, mittens, fruit and more will be distributed to the children served by the fund.

Although all of the work for Mac’s is done by volunteers, there is still a lot of cost involved in organizing the event. Monetary donations are needed to fund those expenses.

The latest donations, which are tax-deductible, are from:

- Central Baptist Church of Beckley, $100

- In memory of Trena, Nancy, James and Lorene from the Stover Family, $50

- Nancy and Bill Ca-meron of Daniels, $75

- Willis and Kathy Nordlund of Glen Morgan, $30

- Sarah Word of Beckley, $250

- Anonymous, $100

- Tommy and Lillian Foti of Beckley, $50

- Frankie Bragg Gowman of Ghent, in memory of son Michael Bragg, grandson Waylon Pack, husband Harry Gowman and companion Harold L. Hancock and in honor of daughter Lisa Galford and granddaughter Chastity Bragg, $50

- Raleigh General Hospital Endoscopy Unit, $95

- Rock Lick Community Church, Minden, $100

- Anonymous, $150

- Willard Walker of Fairdale, in honor of Jean, $50; to honor Kaitlan, Ian, Pat, Kathy and Betty, $50

- Nancy and Paul Chambers of Beckley, in memory of Alvin Chambers, $50

- Rouster Wire Rope and Rigging of Mabscott, in memory of John Cook and in honor of Jeanette Cook and Charlie and Regina Farmer, $50

- Tonya and Christopher Ramsden, in memory of Sarah Holland, $50

- Linda Lowe Buckley of Beaver, $100

- Doug and Wanda Ball of Daniels, in memory of Jim and Theris Ball, Conley and Lola Hamilton and Linda Ball Shirbish, $100

- Jerry and Coleen Redden of Beaver, $50

- Anonymous, $25

- Mary Lee Torrico of Beckley, “Love you, Pete. Mom,” $50

- Bob and Barbara Gardner of Beckley, in honor of their five grandchildren, Tennant, Mary Collins, William, Gardner and Ellie, $100

- Jeffrey and Jane Wood of Beaver, in memory of Joe and Betty Sims and Betty Jo Pugh, $100

- Margaret Robinson of Fayetteville and children, in memory of Calvin C. Robertson, $100

- Virginia Terry of Scarbro, in memory of Anna Farris, $50

- In memory of our Paw Paw Homer Pettry, “We miss you at this time of year. Love,” Abby, Brooke, Tolliver and Walker Lee, $25

Today’s total: $2,000

Total to date: $28,917.42

Send donations to:

Mac’s Toy Fund

P.O. Box 2398

Beckley, WV 25801

Correction from Friday’s list: In loving honor of a dear friend, Ashley, by Mac, $100

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