Christmas fund has great start

The giving season has arrived and the Christmas Fund was thrilled to have its first donation of the season walk through the doors of the Chief last week Four ladies from the Security State Bank of Ansley arrived with a check for $430 dollars. They came up with the idea last year of giving to the Christmas Fund and the bank promised to match, dollar for dollar, what they as individuals donated. Thanks ladies, we think it was a great idea. Add this to the generosity of several other donors and the Fund in just a few days is now at $705 for the year. Thanks to the following for donating this week to try and make Christmas a little brighter for the little ones: $430.00: Security State Bank-Ansley$50: John & Christine Maessner; Norm & Deb McCaslin; Pete & Barbara Pomplum; Phillip & Cheryl Smith; Wayne & Pam Wright$25: Bill & Wanda Melville The Children’s Christmas Fund is a not-for-profit organization which helps needy families not just at Christmas, but throughout the year. During the holidays it provides a Christmas dinner, a little extra for the pantry and gifts for the little ones. “I think that is important to note that 100 percent of the moneys donated to the Children’s Christmas Fund goes to help those less fortunate. And 100 percent of those funds stay at home,” stated Custer County Chief Publisher Deb McCaslin. Checks should be made out to the Custer County Foundation and ear-marked for the Children’s Christmas Fund, and then mailed to the Custer County Chief at PO Box 190, Broken Bow, NE 68822, so that we can formally thank everyone on these pages.