The 2012 Mathews Ruritan Christmas Blessing Fund Drive received $11,249.78 as of the end of its first full week, 45 percent of its goal of $25,000.
Robert May, pharmacist and owner of Hudgins Pharmacy, is the chairman of this year’s fund drive.
Donations have been received from the following:
Mildred M. Aldrich, Patricia M. Almond, Linda S. and Gray W. Bradford, Bernard C. and Amelia M. Buchanan, James E. and Jeannie B. Callis, Betty D. Clark, Richard H. Couch, Jack C. and Louisa C. Cranford, Marianna D. and Ernest A. Cross, Jr., Joyce P. and John Deputy Jr., Neal V. and Renee A. Edwards, W.B. and Bonnie J. Ellen.
Also, Frances T. Ellis, Donald G. and Anne B. Foster, Daniel F. and Doreen G. Folzenlogen, In memory of my parents Louis and Adele Knight by Kathryn K. Freeman, Roger and Jera Gamble, Ronald S. and Susan H. Greene, Edwin R. Haufler, Soles H. Howlett, Peggy D. Hudgins, Arthur H. and Susan L. Jennette, Denny Jennings.