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Trib continuing annual collection for needy families

Mary Pickels
| Wednesday, November 26, 2014 11:13 p.m.

As it has for three decades, Trib Total Media’s Operation Santa Claus will be assisting area families this season by providing all the ingredients for nourishing and tasty holiday meals.

Since 1984, readers have stepped up to donate to the campaign, which as tradition dictates, officially kicks off today.

Campaign officials hope to raise $120,000 this year, and will pack 7,090 groceries bags for distribution throughout the region, according to Lindsay Berdell, Trib Total Media’s director of promotions and marketing, and Operation Santa Claus president.

Recipients will receive a $10 gift certificate for a meat item, plus brown gravy, a pound of pasta, macaroni and cheese, chicken stuffing mix, chicken noodle soup, Ramen noodles, canned corn and green beans, cake mix and icing, cookies, gelatin, corn muffin mix, hot cocoa, chicken rice mix, canned fruit, pasta sauce and saltines.

The cost of providing each meal is $17.25.

Fundraising officially kicks off today, but Berdell said employees, outside organizations and readers have been busy lending a hand.

Shop ‘n Save stores in the area provide the groceries at cost, and Charley Family Shop ‘n Save stores donated food for fundraising luncheons at Tribune-Review locations where Trib Total Media employees paid $4 each, purchased baked goods and participated in 50/50 raffles and Shop ‘n Save gift card drawings.

All profits went to Operation Santa Claus.

Chris Mintus, a merchandiser for Shop ‘n Save, noted that Operation Santa Claus has been lending a hand during the holidays for 30 years.

“It’s a good anniversary to celebrate. It means we are satisfying the needs in the community,” he said.

Shop ‘n Save was a sponsor for the campaign’s first “Soup for a Claus,” a fundraiser that this month paired Greensburg merchants and area restaurants to host a shopping and soup sampling event.

“It really went well,” Mintus said.

He added that “crawls” will hopefully attract more participants and raise more funds.

“That’s what it’s all about,” Mintus said.

Readers may visit the Trib’s online store, OSC.triblive.com, to purchase a Wendell August Forge ornament or a “Best Loved Family Recipes Volume II” cookbook.

“We also offer letters from Santa,” Berdell said.

For a $5 donation, families can receive a personalized letter from Santa for a child; requests must be submitted by Dec. 8. Ads will run in the company’s daily and weekly publications.

Proceeds from purchases and letters will benefit the holiday campaign.

The Salvation Army assists Operation Santa Claus by taking applications from those seeking assistance. The units then distribute the groceries to clients in a five-county area, along with donated new and gently used books for parents to choose for their children.

Greensburg Salvation Army Capt. David Rhodes said applications have been coming in early and steadily this year.

“We are seeing a mix of people who already knew about it and some new faces, people who are new to the area or new to the program,” Rhodes said.

Operation Santa Claus allows the Salvation Army to address a need in community while directing its dollars toward other critical services, he said.

Distribution is held about a week before Christmas, so recipients need not worry about trying to plan a holiday dinner.

“They can sit with their families and have a nice Christmas meal, even if times are tough,” Rhodes said.

Each edition of the Tribune-Review will include a coupon that readers can use to make tax-deductible donations. Donors can include a brief message that will be printed, along with the amount donated. Donors can choose to remain anonymous.

Balance brought Forward Nov. 26: $0

In memory of Richard M. Scaife — Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky: $3,000

In memory of Buss, Elizabeth & Anna Mary — from Adam Eidemiller Inc.: $500

Telecom Pioneers Fort Pitt Chapter 13: $500

Jesus is the reason for this holiday season: $500

Merry Christmas — Brooks White: $250

Thyme for Herbs: $150

Lynn & Linda Ferraro: $100

In loving memory of Judith Huntsberger: $100

In loving memory of my dear Mom & Dad, Lois & Carl Shick — Deb: $100

Dave & Marlene Wohleber: $100

In memory of our precious daughter, Karen: $100

Good Health to B.L.B. with L.M.B. in spirit: $100

In loving memory of Michael Kolbosky: $100

In memory of Donald DeChellis — Rebecca DeChellis: $100

Dennis Gummo: $100

Eddie “Our Little Pupster” — Love, Mom, Dad & Jessica: $52

In honor of our children, Owen, Gen, Brad: $51.75

In loving memory of our father, Arem Foti, & in honor of our mother, Jo Foti — from Linda (Foti) Murphy & Carole (Foti) Miller & families: $50

In memory of loved ones — Gene & Pat Smith: $50

Merry Christmas, a day for the children — Gary Sivewright: $50

The need is even greater, you were there for me! Thanks: $25

Anonymous: $1,223

Total to Date: $7,402.25

Goal: $120,000

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Balance Brought Forward Nov. 27: $7,402.25

Walsh, Barnes, Collis & Zumpella, P.C.: $500

Joe & Barbara Martinelli.: $300

In memory of Michael J. Walter: $100

Jeff, Lisa, Zach & Matt Metrosky: $50

Peace on Earth! — Barb & Joe: $35

Years ago, the Goodfellows gave a single mother with nothing a stuffed teddy bear for my newborn son. I am giving back because I’ve never forgotten & have forever been grateful: $34.50

In loving memory of Cooper Joynes, two years ago God called you to Heaven. XOXO: $25

Blessings to All!: $15

Anonymous: $591

Total to Date: $9,052.75

Goal: $120,000

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Balance Brought Forward Nov. 28: $9,052.75

Alwine Community Civic Association: $200

Joe & Eileen Sisca: $150

Merry Christmas everyone! Spread God’s love to all you meet this holiday season: $51.75

In honor of my generous parents, Bill & Mary: $50

To keep “Christ” in “Christ”mas: $50

In memory of Helen Butler: $35

In memory of James A. Weaver & Imogene Rumbaugh Weaver — by the William A. Weaver family: $35

In memory of Albert & Ellen Spudy & Roger & Betty Aiello — Dave & Renee Spudy: $25

In loving memory of parents, Mary & Delphine Occhuizzo & Dorothy & Jackson Darragh: $20

In memory of William R. Casey, Alfred & Irene Cavalancia: $17.25 May Pope Francis I, all Christian Church leaders, all Chief Jewish Rabbi, all Muslim leaders and leaders of all religions instill PEACE in their people as GOD is LOVE and World Peace is HIS Theology. Blessed Holy Days to All — J.T.U: $17.25

The Amatucci Clan: Vinny, Louie, Isabella, Anthony, Gabby, Andrew, Dominic — Love ya, Aunt Linda: $17.25 Anonymous: $441.75

Total to Date: $10,163

Goal: $120,000

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Balance Brought Forward Nov. 29: $10,163

For my Jack — from Jeanne: $100

Aggie you are missed: $100

In memory of Dale Allen who loved Christmas — Mary Jane & family: $100

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! — Bob & Ruth: $75

For the blessings of our children & grandchildren. Jesus lives! — Jim & Theresa Feeney: $50

In honor of Dick Brinker, Bertha & Harlen Wager: $34.50

In memory of Agnes Weightman, Barbara Sloan & Beth Sloan — The Allens: $30

Lest we forget police officers who died in the line of duty — Ray Micknowski: $17.25

In loving memory of Wilbert, Michael & Stephen Keefe. Let there be Peace on Earth!: $17.25

In memory of Pete Ritzo USMC — Paul Yeckel: $10

Anonymous: $75

Total to Date: $10,772

Goal: $120,000

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Balance Brought Forward Nov. 30: $10,772

In memory of the deceased members of the Delmont Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary: $100

In memory of Joe Crawshaw: $51.75

In memory of Heather Hartman, loved and missed — Karen & Jim: $35

Anonymous: $169

Total to Date: $11,127.75

Goal: $120,000

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Balance Brought Forward Dec. 2: $11,127.75

Enjoy this holiday with family & friends. God Bless!:$34.50

For my loving parents & brother John R. Lomack — Anna Marie Lomack: $17.25

Judy Klehm: $17.25

Anonymous:$120.75

Total to Date: $11,317.50

Goal: $120,000

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Balance Brought Forward Dec. 3: $11,317.50

Irwin United Methodist Women: $400

To the employees of Scientific Tool, may the spirit of Christmas be with you throughout the year — Tina & Bill Faltz: $100

The magic of Christmas never ends & its greatest of gifts are family & friends. Merry Christmas — Tina & Smokey Faltz: $100

Merry Christmas — Kodie Mellon: $69

In loving memory of the Carnes, Jaynes, Bartley & McCool families — Tom & Judy Carnes: $25

Warm wishes —the Guido family! Happy Holidays!: $25

In memory of Lottie & Richard Kapezynski: $25

Paul Messich: $20

Anonymous: $62.25

Total to Date: $12,143.75

Goal: $120,000

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Balance Brought Forward Dec. 4: $12,143.75

In memory of Bennie & Helen Policastro Sr. & Bridget McGrath — Age-Craft Mfg. Inc.: $500

In memory of Francis & Elizabeth Douds & Stephen & Pauline Samartino — Rich & Roz Douds: $300

In memory & in honor of my loved ones & in memory of my Scotties, Penny & Hannah: $300

In thanksgiving for Matthew: $250

Cloverleaf Cuties Red Hatters: $250

In memory of & to honor Nancy Weisner, Erma Weisner & M/M George Orczeck — Elaine Weisner: $200

In memory of Suzie & Wayne Wolff, Tom & David Brown — Scott & Gretchen Brown: $150

Lisa & Murray Egan: $150

National Slovak Society Assembly 737 Westmoreland Co.: $150

In memory of my (Mom) Emily, (brothers) Billy, George, Dave, (my girls) Daisy, Middy, Annie, Shai, Peaches, Suzie & Little Bit: $150

In honor of Gram with Love from — Caleb, Ian, Joelle, Amelia & Violet: $125

In loving memory of Dorothy Cherok — friends & family: $125

Henry P. Klimkowski: $103.50

Merry Christmas from the “New Sparks of L.I.F.E.”: $103.50

Rejoice! Christ the Lord is Born!: $100

Good Luck! — Alan R. Popey: $100

In memory of Glenn B. Poole — wife Audrey & children, Ben, Melissa, Marsha & their families: $100

Keep Christ in your heart & life all year — J.O.Y. Bible Class H.C.C.: $100

Benoit & Marian Beaudoin: $100

In memory of John E. Jones. Merry Christmas Walnut Ridge & Heartland Hospice: $100

Keep the faith & have a Happy New Year: $100

In memory of our son & brother, Brandon Thomas Hall — G. Tom, Kathey & Clint Hall: $100

In memory of parents Arthur & Opal Jaquette — Mary B. Jaquette: $100

Tis the season. God Bless — Richard A. Reese: $100

Bill & Jackie Straw: $100

Gary Hammack: $100

In honor of all veterans, past & present — Sons of AMVETS Post 88: $100

In memory of parents, Alex & Helen Minick & husband Jack Brothers: $100

For son & grandson Bryce Minick & blessings of our family — Rick & Brian Minick: $100

In loving memory of my husband, Bob Wesiner & his love of Christmas — Elaine: $100

God bless you all, Merry Christmas — James Crosby & Glenda: $100

May God bless all His children as I have been blessed: $100

Jerry & Connie Travis: $100

Tom & Cindy Wojtasiak: $100

Merry Christmas & a happy healthy & prosperous New Year: $100

In loving memory of C. Glenn & Anna J. Fink — by family: $100

In loving memory of my husband, Steve & my son, Stevie — Mrs. Jean S. Shuster: $100

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from AARP #4907 Latrobe: $100

In memory of Robert & Clara Carnes: $100

God bless everyone!: $100

Happy Holidays: $69

In memory of Justino & Helen Gioannini. We miss you both! — Love, Alex, Nancy, Ranger & Annika: $69

In memory of deceased classmates of the Sewickley Township High School Class of 1949 (49ers) Luncheon Group: $65

Sharing Christ’s love at Christmas — Charter Oak United Methodist Women: $65

Jack L. Yannacci Jr., gone but not forgotten — Mary, Leon, Pat, Holly & Jeff Yannacci: $50

In memory of Janet Eisaman, Adrienne Murphy, Dorothy Sine, Ethelwyn Smith — Barb: $50

Blessings to all!: $34.50

From M/M John Chapas: $30

In memory of Christopher DiBiasi — from Mike, Holly, Michael & Jason DiBiasi: $30

In loving memory of Mary Ann Wallak on her birthday: $25

In memory of our son Joshua & mom & dad Nelson: $25

Darlene & Gerald Harper: $25

In memory of Ron Ferretti, a good friend — “Frito”: $25

In memory of Thomas Weber Jr., Thomas Weber Sr. & Marian King — Judith Kostelnik: $20

Christmas blessing to all family, friends & neighbors: $20

Love them unconditionally — no matter what — Lillian Schmidt: $20

In memory of Grandma & Grandpap Meason — Love, Rob & Ann: $20

Love, C.K. Muttapoo: $20

Janet & John Toomey: $17.25

In memory of Pappy Ray: $17.25

George & Linde Cehlarik: $17.25

Merry Christmas — Doug Midcap & family: $17.25

In honor of Daulton & Jake — M/M George Bebin: $17.25

30 Anonymous: $2,488.75

Total to Date: $20,821

Goal: $120,000

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Balance Brought Forward Dec. 5: $20,821

In loving memory of Larry Niedzalkoski — Marlene & Mike: $100

In memory of our infant son & beloved daughter Megan Lynn Smith on her birthday — B. & G. Smith: $100

Thank you God for sending your son! Amen! — Pat & John: $69

In celebration of our 57th anniversary — Dale & Judy Mertz: $57

In memory of Donald B. Aiken: $51.75

In memory of my husband: $51.75

Draw near to Jesus & He will draw near to you: $51.75

Michael D. Zagnacky: $51.75

In memory of Ed, Brian & Mom — Wanda Geary: $51.75

Keep Christ in Christmas. Help those in need: $51.75

Tilly Flannery: $51.75

In loving memory of Joe & Joey Radisi, Katie & Pete Regola, Mary Ann & Petie Alford — Jayne: $51.75

Anita, miss you — Mom & Family: $51.75

In loving memory of Bonnie Rimmel — by husband, Ted & family: $51.75

Merry Christmas — Love, Isaac: $50

In loving memory of our parents, Ann B. Mangini & Earl & Rose Fair & brother Louis Jay Mangini Jr. — Earl & Beverly Fair: $50

In memory of our deceased loved ones — Don & Pat Kelley: $50

In loving memory of parents George & Mary Bolkovac, Bertha & Stewart Johnston & deceased family members. We miss you! — Dick & Linda Johnston: $50

In memory of Mary Jane Brewer — Joe & Jane Kelley: $50

In memory of Joe Zahorchak, Denny Parsons & Bob Hawk — Dick & Pat Steele: $50

In memory of Marie, Florence & Ted Zych — David Komlenic: $50

Deborah & Keith Rust: $50

Happy Birthday Baby Jesus: $50

Keep Christ in Christmas!: $50

God bless you all. Keep Christ in Christmas — Madison United Methodist Women: $50

In loving memory of our grandson Adam Lucas & in honor of our grandson Tyler Adam — Larry & Linda Nelson: $50

In memory of my parents, Harry F. & Margaret E. Murphy — from Mary Lou Murphy: $50

In memory of James Myers, Romaine & Jay V. Eichler — Rodney & Barbara Eichler: $50

Somehow, not only for Christmas, but all the long year through, the Joy that you give to others is the joy that comes back to you — Tom & Mary Ann Bebar: $50

Happy Holidays — Wayne & Joann Albert: $50

In honor of our grandchildren: $50

Lily, Lila, Lydia. Merry Christmas — Gram & Uncle Mike: $50

Peace — Don & Jeanne Mastrorocco: $40

To the precious little children: $40

In honor of our grandchildren, Madison, Hunter, Brady & Riley — by Gram & Pap Miller: $40

In loving memory of Robert & Hope Hogue: $35

In memory of William Daerr. Loved & missed: $35

Help those in need. Bless all — Don & Diane Gaffney: $35

In memory of Al & Kay Motta & Betty Kolbe: $34.50

Fr. William Donahue: $34.50

In loving memory of Chuck DePalma & Jim Spino — Susan DePalma: $34.50

Happy Birthday Mike & Joan: $34.50

God bless us everyone: $34.50

In loving memory of mother & father, Ada & Lawrence Fennell, brothers Hen & Paul & nephew Denny. Merry Christmas: $34.50

In memory of loved ones — Brannigan Family: $34.50

In loving memory of Scott Jesse, Dad & brother Steve: $34.50

In memory of deceased loved ones — Al & Johann Reeder: $30

In loving memory of Scott, Sara & Scotty Fulmer: $30

For Jim: $25

In memory of loved ones — Alma: $25

In loving memory of Kay, Mary, Stan & Tony: $25

Remember the reason for the season: $25

In loving memory of my parents, Fred & Betty Bell — Katie Bell-Fawcett: $25

In loving memory of my grandparents, Fred & Marie Bell & Ed & Janet Miller — Katie Bell-Fawcett: $25

In loving memory of my father, William D. Fawcett Sr. — Hugh Fawcett: $25

In memory of my son, Richard A. Muir, friend Richard D. Weber, sister Martha Sochacki: $25

Merry Christmas to all — Phillip Crimboli: $25

In memory of our parents & brother — Jean & John Semenko Jr.: $25

In memory of my loving, dear sister, Nancy West — Love, Arlene Lewis: $25

In memory of William H. Hugus — Mary Lou Hugus: $25

In memory of my husband, Ted: $25

In memory of our loved ones: $25

In memory of my mother, Ruth Leasure — Carol Leshock: $25

Jim & Linda Roche: $25

In memory of my mom & dad: $25

In memory of Bill & Buddy: $25

Diane & Jackie Seltzer: $25

In memory of Clarence Rogozinski & Samantha Rohr Bacher: $25

Judy Graciano: $25

In honor of grandchildren John & Kate Yanity: $25

Memory of Richard & Rick Constantine: $25

In memory of Petroy & Coccioletti family: $25

Edward Barrett: $25

In loving memory of my mother Clara Hoffman — Jacqueline Timko: $25

In memory of Deacon & Dorothy Miller & Gram Storey. Love you forever — Janice Hand: $25

In memory of Edward H. Yoder by Ann Yoder & family: $20

Keep Christ in Christmas: $20

Love & Peace: $20

Barbara Pridemore: $20

Honor of Trevor & Kenzie Robert Straney: $20

In memory of departed loved ones — Betty J. Anderson: $20

Gray Weller: $20

K. Ryan: $20

In loving memory of Ruth Kimmel. In our hearts forever — Cathy, Kevin & Dan Palmer: $20

In loving memory of Bud, Alma, Gary, Marion, Aaron & Nathan Palmer — Kevin, Cathy & Dan Palmer: $20

Joe & Diane Colapietro: $20

In loving memory of Alfred Pons, Robert, Betty Jane & Cindy Chapman — Bonnie J. Pons: $20

Merry Christmas & God bless: $20

In loving memory of Louis Farrell, Joe T. Palmaverde, Bob Ream — Vivian: $20

In memory of deceased members of the Bucchi & Schifano families — Virginia & Jul: $17.25

In honor of Rose Senett — B. Strauman: $17.25

D.M. Thomas: $17.25

Happy Holiday! God Bless! Merry Christmas — Mark & Kathy Abbott: $17.25

In gratefulness for blessings: $17.25

In memory of parents Fred & Ruth Engle: $17.25

In memory of Frances — from Bill, Thea & Jeffrey: $17.25

With thanks for good health & all blessings: $10

Jean & Herman Osso: $10

God bless you: $10

Giving thanks for all our many blessings: $10

God Bless: $10

James Kilpatrick: $10

47 Anonymous: $1,370.75

Total to Date: $25,634.75

Goal: $120,000

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Balance Brought Forward Dec. 6: $25,634.75

Happy Holidays to all: $250

With love in the giving, joy fills the heart!: $200

In memory of my husband Don Molowski — Pat: $200

In memory of our son, Robert J. “Dom” Domineck: $200

In loving memory of our parents Nay & Lyda McMahan & Harry & Carolyn Houser, sisters Adeline Roberts & Carol Houser & brother Jerry McMahan — Jim & Linda McMahan: $150

In memory of our son Jeff Kinder — Love, Mom, Dad & Lauren: $100

In memory of my beloved mother, Margaret Berkey — by Fr. Bill: $100

In loving memory of son Jim — Rick & Joe Highberger: $100

Memory of Thelma L. Harman: $60

Marilyn Emerson: $55

Thanks to God for His many blessings: $51.75

Matthew 22:37-40: Love one another. Help each other: $51.75

Merry Christmas — from Holly Hill Farm: $51.75

In memory of Loretta Enterline — Richard Enterline: $50

In loving memory of Phil & Pat Woodside: $50

To honor our granddaughters Sarah Cornell & Emily Lackey — Tom & Jean Lackey: $40

In loving memory of Carl & Mary Ann Raishart — from daughter, Denise: $40

In memory of my parents, Dominic & Gloria Bonadio — Linda B. Schweitzer: $34.50

In memory of Barbara & Edward: $34.50

Peace & Joy — Kathie, Michael, Jared & Mallory: $34.50

M/M Richard Quaile: $30

In loving memory of Michael E. Yandrick: $25

In loving memory of J. Frank Moore — wife: $25

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all! — Tom & Sue Finegan: $25

Dave E. Sr. & Barry Harbaugh — JoAnn Harbaugh Family: $25

In memory of Colleen A. Murray — Jim & Carol Hoskinson: $25

For Garrett, our Christmas & forever angel — Mom, Dad & Craig: $25

In memory of Paul A. Godor from his family: $25

In loving memory of Jackie Kemerer — DS: $20

In memory of Judith Bansavage: $20

In memory of Uncle Nick — Zack & Ethan: $20

M/M Henry Szewczyk: $20

Please pray for the children of the world: $17.25

Let there be peace on earth — Al & Helen B: $17.25

Keep Christ in Christmas!: $17.25

Helping others in need. Merry Christmas — Tom & Ruth Dix: $15

11 Anonymous: $706.75

Total to Date: $28,547

Goal: $120,000

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Balance Brought Forward Dec. 8: $28,547

Frito-Lay/Shop ‘N Save: $1,000

In memory of Mr. Scaife, thank you, sir!: $500

Loving memory — Eugene, Joe, Tony, Max & Grandma Kate: $500

In loving memory of Jennifer Rose Smith — Dad & Mom: $150

Belle Vernon High School — MIC/SADD Club: $120

In memory of & to honor Nancy Weisner, Erma Weisner & M/M George Orczeck — Elaine Weisner: $200

In memory of loved ones — Dave & Judy Solomon: $100

Merry Christmas & Blessings to All — Ron & Barb Smith: $100

In memory of William R. (Mike) Zundel, who always kept Christmas Well: $100

Brown’s Plumbing, Heating & A.C.: $100

In loving memory of Melissa Blake, Jack Ridenour & Skipper Petri — Tom & Anita Toth: $100

In honor of grandchildren Stephen, Shawn, Alicia & Rocco — Margie & Wayne Bickerstaff: $100

2500 Club: $100

In loving memory of Peggy Simms, Trish Schiefer, Dave Simms & Mark Fink — family: $100

In honor of our precious grandchildren, Samantha, Andrew & Matthew — Lloyd & Vonnie Fink: $100

God Bless You: $100

In memory of our parents — Dan & Diane: $100

In loving memory of my husband, Tim Weir, my parents Leo & Anna Egler, & my father-in-law Bob Weir — Rita Weir: $100

In loving memory of Anna & Luigi DiCicco, Elda & Charles Rosky & Mike Spino — Connie DiCicco: $100

Merry Christmas & Peace be with you — Michael & Linda: $69

In celebration of life: $51.75

Merry Christmas — Dennis, Rose & Matt Donham: $51.75

Patricia Pfeuffer Drew: $51.75

In memory of Charles Houser, Chrisy, Bryan, Ray, Patty, John & Irene Way: $51.75

Jack Markowitz: $51.75

In honor of Sunday Breakfast Club: $51.75

Christ is born — Hanley Family: $51.75

In loving memory of our son, George & parents Ethel & Mike Bishop & Ruth & Les Conrad — George, LouJean & Aunt Leslie: $51.75

Pete & Linda: $51.75

In loving memory of John Holder — Ilene & family: $51.75

A reminder the first days of trout are April 4 & April 18, 2015 — Ed Falatovich: $50

In God We Trust Always — Ed, Leanne & Adam: $50

In memory of Wilbur — Coletta & family: $50

M & F Bruggeman: $50

Merry Christmas from A.E. Legal, Maggi 5: $50

In memory of our loving niece, Samantha Stas: $50

Caring from the Rohes: Peggy, Tom & Ryan: $50

Hope & Prayers for Pap — from our grandchildren Ashley, Mallory, Dylan, Taylor, Max, Braden & Tatum — Marlene & Chuck Short: $45

In loving memory of Tom Bishop from Mary Ann & family: $40

In loving memory of our husband/father & daughter/sister Joseph & Nancy Grec — Isabelle, Joe, MaryAnn, George & Beth Grec: $35

Jesus is the Reason for the Season — Trinity United Methodist Women: $35

Valarie & Fred Moses: $34.50

In honor of Jocelyn & Dray, Dylan & Connor — Jean & Mike Pacelli: $34.50

M/M James Albert: $34.50

In loving memory of our parents — Rich & Kathy: $34.50

Peace & love for all mankind — William T. Smith: $30

In loving memory — Julius & Sophie Nagy: $25

Merry Christmas to all — Jim & Joelle Wilds: $25

In memory of Stanley A. Filip — wife Anna & son Joe: $25

Merry Christmas — Wes & Bonnie Wertz: $25

In loving memory of Ruth — Sam Kimmel: $25

Ron Julkowski: $25

In honor of Brennan Scott: $25

In loving memory of William A. Shula, Dec. 4, 2010. We miss you! — The Shula Family: $25

In memory of Don Frelin & seven sisters & two brothers: $20

Margaret L. Zozula: $17.25

In memory of our mother, Rosa Maria Taylor — Elvis & Dealyn Taylor: $17.25

In memory of Janice Merriman — Elvis & Dealyn Taylor: $17.25

Merry Christmas: $17.25

Evelyn T. Hewitt: $17.25

In loving memory of Ken Franklin by Ron, Stacey, Lyndsay & Lauryn: $17.25

“God Bless Us, Everyone” — Sharon & James Adair: $17.25

15 Anonymous: $688.50

Total to Date: $34,605.75

Goal: $120,000

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Balance Brought Forward Dec. 9: $34,605.75

In memory of Major Opal P. Johnson: $500

“For I was hungry & you fed me, was thirsty and you gave me drink, was a stranger and you welcomed me.” Serving Christ — Jeff, Carrie, Evie & Iris Jones: $250

South Greensburg Porch Ladies: $125

In memory of Thomas Gamble: $120

Arthur D. Daily: $100

In loving memory of my grandparents Berle & Margaret Miller & Uncle Alan & Aunt Mary — Love forever, Ron Kimmell: $100

Peace: $100

Satterfield Painting LLC: $100

Happy Holidays — George & Joyce: $100

In honor of all the wonderful & dedicated people who work in the Villa Angela Section of St. Anne Home — Dale & Judy Mertz: $100

Daddy & Marge: $86.25

In loving memory of my Gammy, Mary Robinson Godfrey; my Mama, Patricia Godfrey Gerard; & Pat’s good girl “Saucy” — Pandy: $51.75

In loving memory of our fathers Albert Ghrist & Earl Helman — Gary & Linda Helman: $51.75

Lauren Severs: $51.75

From Youngwood with love: $51.75

Thankful for our grandchildren Sara & Luke — Bob & Lynn Mialki: $50

Merry Christmas — Young at Heart Seniors Group, Greensburg Alliance Church: $50

Happy Holidays to all the Given grandchildren — Ronald Given: $34.50

In loving memory of the Harvans, Kellys & Capuzzi families — Doris M. Harvan: $34.50

In honor of my grandchildren Jessica, Deanna, TJ, Laura & Jacob & in memory of my husband — G.G.: $34.50

May God bless one & all!: $25

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year: $25

In memory of Sidney, I miss you — Your friend, Dexter: $20

In memory of my parents & grandparents: $17.25

Healthy thoughts, better life: $10

37 Anonymous: $1,694

Total to Date: $38,488.75

Goal: $120,000

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Balance Brought Forward Dec. 10: $38,488.75

Barry & Jo Ellen Numerick: $200

In memory of Joe & Esther Cameron$200

Seven Secret Pal Members: $175

In memory of D.L. Ulrich & Robert F. Wilson — Rick & Cindy Ulrich: $150

Happy Birthday, Jesus!: $103.50

In memory of Mary Ann O’Lear — Dave & Carol: $101

In loving memory of Skilone & Stanek families — Gene & Carol: $100

Addison Barnes: $100

In honor of grandson Carson Wen — Rick & Cindy Ulrich: $100

In memory of Edward L. Collins — Mary Jane Collins: $75

In loving memory of parents Frank & Nellie Lohr & brother Russell: $60

Merry Christmas: $51.75

In memory of wife Felicitas: $50

For unto you a Savior is Born — Young At Heart, First Baptist Church: $50

Ho Ho Ho: $50

In memory of my parents James & Grace DeRoss; sister Shirley & brother Sam — Connie Cordial: $50

In memory of the Rolik & Franc families — Walt & Lori: $50

God bless us everyone: $50

In loving memory of HGW by ASW: $50

In memory of our deceased loved ones — Jim & Vicky Curry: $50

In thanksgiving for our many blessings — Tony & Michalene Lovato: $40

In memory of Jean Mason — Edwin Mason: $35

In honor of the kids: Jocelyn, Jason, Danielle, Dray, Dylan, Kristin & Jenna — Denny & Becky Blank: $35

Happy Birthday, Jesus: $35

To honor George, Barb, Amy, Scott, Abby & Jake — MEF: $35

In loving memory of my grandson, Andy Gower — Grandma K.: $34.50

In loving memory of William Hixson & Mary Fox: $34.50

In loving memory of my dear husband, J. Leon Kreuzberger & my parents & brother, Alphonse, Helen & Donald Golembiewski — Norma: $25

In loving memory of Ridenour, Wagner & Gabryszak family members. Forever loved, never forgotten — James & Judith Wagner: $25

Ginny Merchant: $25

In honor of our grandchildren, Sammi, Zachary, Ashley, Suzanne & Kelly; great-grandchildren Rylan & Houston — Love, Grandma & Pap Pap DeFail: $25

In memory of my brother, Dan Panichella, sisters Mary Haines, Rose Boehme & niece Becky Casto — Love, Carm & Joe DeFail: $25

In memory of Al “Flash” Bilesimo — Carole M. Bilesimo: $25

Merry Christmas: $25

Merry Christmas, Kaylee Bedner: $25

In memory of Marisa Sivak — Aunt Pat: $25

Ron Cirocco: $20

In memory of Bill Richardson: $20

In honor of our “precious” grandson Rylan & “loving” parents Joe & Carm DeFail — Mark & Susan: $20

In loving memory of Mark, Kathryn & Luke Karas — Mark & Susan: $20

In memory of George, husband; & Cynthia, daughter — Doris Knechtel: $20

John & Geri Merry Christmas: $17.25

21 Anonymous: $690.50

Total to Date: $42,277.25

Goal: $120,000

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Balance Brought Forward Dec. 11: $42,277.25

In honor of our seven grandchildren: Elizabeth, Bailey, Emma, Brady, Keira, Adelyn & Lila: $700

In loving memory of Joseph & Leona Dominick — Michael V. Yuhas Jr.: $250

In loving memory of Steven — Mom & Dad: $150

Westmoreland Area Nurses’ Association: $100

Jesus Christ is the Reason for the Season: $100

In memory of loved ones — Waugaman, Dyson & Louch family: $100

In memory of Tyler Kenyhercz: $100

John 3:16 — John & Pat Malley & family: $100

In loving memory of George Kim Wilson, Veronica & Ken Henninger & Michael Simpson. God Bless Everyone: $78

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year — Catholic Daughters of the America Court St. Florian #2240: $75

In loving memory of Annabelle Sarni: $51.75

Merry Christmas — Amy, Amber & Autumn: $51.75

In loving memory of Junior Higgins & John & Mary Levine: $50

Remember why we celebrate Christmas — Myron & Jan: $50

In memory of Paul A. Godor — from Mom, Dad & family: $50

Harry F.: Thinking of you always & wishing you were here — Love, Brenda D: $50

GENEVA G: You hold special place in my heart all year — Love, Brenda D: $50

Keep Christ in Christmas! — Knights of Columbus Council #940: $50

In loving memory of our parents — Linda & Ron: $50

Merry Christmas to my grandsons, Brody & Luke Cameron — Bob Cameron: $50

In memory of friends: Don Caccamese, Wayne & Suzie Wolff, Betty & Bob Williams, Jack Lillie & Joe Zahorchak — Murph & Linda: $35

In loving memory of Blanche, Bill & Linda Harrold — Jean L. Bussard: $35

In loving memory of Paul Ardis, Carol, Bob, Lucy, John & Mary: $25

In thanks for our daughter’s successful brain surgery — Canice & Vic Rabbits Sr.: $25

In memory of David J. Hanley: $25

In loving memory of my husband Joe & my parents George & Laura — Dot: $25

In memory of our parents — Ron & Gerry Puskar: $25

In memory of Geno Redish — John & Joanna Sarnelli: $25

In memory of my husband, Charles Burrell — wife, Phil: $20

Enjoy the holidays with family & friends: $20

Merry Christmas & a healthy New Year: $20

In loving memory of Ken & Florence Poole. We love you & miss you — Nancy, Ron, Don, Chrissy & Becca: $10

Remember Jesus: $10

3 Anonymous: $94

Total to Date: $44,927.75

Goal: $120,000

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Balance Brought Forward Dec. 12: $44,927.75

With our wishes for a very Merry Christmas — Allegheny Alumni Women’s Group: $450

In loving memory of Michael J. Athey: $201

In loving memory of Pat & Bertha Flanigan; Helen & George Stolick & Mary Jane & Jack Betz — Geor, John & Robert: $100

“Provide 5 Packages” — James Jordan: $86.50

So deeply loved & forever missed, Mom, Dad, brother Paul, Jack — Keene Family: $60

In memory of Ray Robb: $51.75

In memory of our brother, George Gerber — Ralph & Ann E. Walter: $51.75

In loving memory of parents, Ed & Ruth Fink — family: $51.75

In loving memory of our parents, Dom & Ella Montuori. Forever in our hearts — Donna Ferry & Angela Rullo: $50

In memory of Buck & Laura: $40

Loving memory of my husband, Bob Weir, son Tim, son-in-law Dennis — Mary Alice: $36

In memory of Helen Slone: $36

M/M William Norbutt: $34.50

In memory of my husband who made every day Christmas Day: $34.50

In loving memory of my dear mother & father, brother-in-law Louis Wass & my very best friend, Bob Gaffey — J.G.B.: $34.50

In loving memory of our parents, Jake & Catherine Czekaj & Reed White: $30

In memory of Edward Komlenic — David Komlenic: $25

Thank God for grandsons Ben & Jack — Darlene & Lee Brown: $25

Wolinsky Family: $25

For all our blessings, especially family — Diane & Rich: $25

Blessed Christmas: $25

In loving memory of my parents, Ralph & Jean Marasco: $25

In loving memory of Jim Gondek & our son, Bob: $25

In memory of R.G. Veitch. Thought of all year long, my friend: $20

No child should have to go to bed hungry every night, but far too many do.: $5

Happy Holidays from our family to yours! —M/M John Jenkins: $5

9 Anonymous: $803.50

Total to Date: $47,284.25

Goal: $120,000

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Balance Brought Forward Dec. 13: $47,284.25

In memory of Madeline Nichols & Al Platos — Greensburg-East Hempfield Lions: $500

Middle Presbyterian Church: $250

In memory of Matteo, Ida, Frank & Marie — A. Bonfiglio Family: $200

In memory of Mary Ann Bacha, we miss you, Mom!! — Love always, Alex, Jill & Zippi: $182

In memory of loved ones passed — Thomas Family: $100

In memory of Ruth Hennenkamp & Jack Andrews: $100

Thanking God for our girls and an early Christmas miracle — Chuck & Nancy: $100

Loving memory of my aunts, Cookie Sweeney & Rose Nagy & friend Kenny Graham — Jamie Sweeney: $100

Merry Christmas & God Bless — St. Paul Seanors Lutheran Church Women’s Group: $100

In memory of Jim Ripple & Ken Keller: $100

Thank you, Jesus: $100

Happy, Healthy & Holy Holidays to All — Dura-Metal Products Corp.: $100

H.A.H.S. Class of ‘61 & holding: $80

In loving memory of Carl, Dorothy & Thomas Glancy — Dick & Jean Watson: $75

Rick & Ginny Heasley: $69

Celebrating God’s Miracles — Dale & Beth Johnson: $52

For my loving husband, “Johnny,” miss you — wife & family, Joanne & boys: $51.75

In memory of my parents & all the pets who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge: $50

In memory of Art & Alice McGee — your family: $50

In loving memory of our grandson, Adam Lucas Nelson, & in honor of our grandson, Tyler Adam Nelson — Glenn & Marilyn Washington: $50

In memory of Lucas Murphy, Jack Lillie, Homer Gray & Gene Melago — Glenn, Marilyn, Brian, Maria & Mark: $50

Merry Christmas Jane, JoAnne: $34.50

In loving memory of my wife, Noreen; my dad, Thad; & my girl, Anna. Merry Christmas to you all & may God bless you — Love, Bru: $30

In loving memory of our wonderful parents & grandparents on dad’s birthday. John & Margaret Nartic, brother John T. Nartic, Uncle Elmer Santmyer & Randy Weaver — Audrey & Paul Santmyer & family: $25

Abigail Circle, First Presbyterian Church: $25

In memory of loved ones — Richard & Marcella Kattera: $25

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year — Tom & Virginia Maher: $25

In loving memory of Helen Lazur — Dick & Jean Watson: $25

In memory of loved ones — Herb Heller: $25

In loving memory of Mary Lou Truxal, who was & always will be the heart of our Christmas: $25

In loving memory of Angelo & Margaret Delaini Sr.: $25

In loving memory of Dave Truxal, who is always missed, but especially on the slopes: $25

In loving memory of Mary Tintori, who embodied all that is beautiful about Christmas: $25

In loving memory of our brother, Gary S.: $25

Raymond Bell: $25

Love came down at Christmas time: $25

Merry Christmas — John & Dolores: $25

In loving memory of my parents, Patricia & Louis Troup & grandmother Cecelia Collins — Sheila: $20

In loving memory of parents Dan & Helen Cirocco & son Craig Cirocco — Ron & Renee Cirocco: $20

In loving memory of our dad & grandpap, Cloyd (Mooney) Bussard: $20

In loving memory of my cousin, Cheryl Ogg: $20

In loving memory of the Panebianco & Iezzi families: $20

In loving memory of Rose, George, Joe & Marianne: $20

In loving memory of my husband, Frank, who went to be with the Lord 10 years ago — Jean Ahacic: $15

In loving memory of parents, Merle & Margaret Rupert — Kenneth Rupert: $10

In loving memory of parents/in-laws Paul & Marian Lecas — Denny & Barb Lecas: $10

In loving memory of parents/in-laws Merle & Margaret Rupert — Denny & Barb Lecas: $10

In loving memory of my brother, Father Simon Toth, O.S.B. — Elizabeth Kurant & family: $10

In loving memory of my husband, Frank Kurant — Elizabeth Kurant & family: $10

In honor of my sister, Edith Hollick, who will be celebrating her 90th birthday on Dec. 21 — God bless, Sis — Jean Ahacic: $10

In loving remembrance of cousin Pauline Kurant — Jean Ahacic: $10

9 Anonymous: $562.25

Total to Date: $50,925.75

Goal: $120,000

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Balance Brought Forward Dec. 15: $50,925.75

Psalm 95:6: Come, let us worship & bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our maker: $1,000

Pleasant Unity United Methodist Church Mission Fund: $150

In memory of Delores & Gwen — OBC: $60

In loving memory of Donald Eshelman, our parents & other family members — Norma & Family: $51.75

Crusader Class of Armbrust Wesleyan Church: $51.75

Merry Christmas — Harry, Nancy & Karen: $51.75

In loving memory of Irene Perne, sister, & Josh Perne, nephew, who passed away this year. We miss you — Love, Roy & Gloria: $51.75

Ethel Bail: $51.75

In honor of Eleanor C. Owens: $51.75

Rosemary Cook: $50

In memory of my beloved husband, Thomas Webb. Miss you so much — Marjory E. Webb: $50

In memory of Joe, Lourene & Butch Albright, my father, mother & brother — Marjory E. Webb: $50

In loving memory of my son, Harry; grandson, Jason; & dear friend, Jim Wagner — Connie Sachs: $50

Remembering our parents at Christmas, Ignazzio & Bertha Avvampato & John & Margaret Opsitnick — Dina & Mark Opsitnick: $50

In memory of my husband, Ike — Mary Rossi: $50

In loving memory of our daughter, Kathryn Elaine Minteer — M/M J. Alan Minteer: $50

In loving memory of my husband, John Sofranko. Peace! — Kay: $34.50

For all our blessings, especially our family — Donald & Shirley: $34.50

In loving memory of Gene Lackey, a beloved husband & father — his wife & daughters: $34.50

In memory of young people: Bobby Hawk, Scott Jesse, Pete Cerilli & Megan Smith — Paul & Linda Murphy: $30

In loving memory of our father, mother, nephew (Lojas family): $25

In loving memory of our father, mother, brothers & sisters (Kustra family): $25

In memory Bertha Latwas: $25

In memory of loved ones — Keith & Edna Zimmerman: $25

In loving memory of our parents & family members — James & Dorothy Secrist: $25

What a Christmas blessing it would be, if you were still here with me. Miss You! Nick Houth, Mum & Dad Peternell, brother Jack & Ann & Al Lazar — Marie Houth: $25

God’s blessings to everyone — Naomi & family: $25

Merry Christmas — Joe Arandas: $25

In honor of our grandchildren, Brandon, Owen & Evelina. We love you! Merry Christmas — Pap & Gug Massimo: $20

In loving memory of our parents & all of our loved ones. We miss you & love you … still — Dan & Doris Massimo: $20

In memory of loved ones — Al & Marsha Danilko: $20

In loving memory of our parents Robert Hungerman & Steve & Sal Smith — Bob & Nancy: $20

In memory of my parents Paul & Elda Keys. Miss you — Janice: $20

In memory of Budd & Helen Korach — Budd & Mary Korach: $17.25

In memory of Kristen Tater & Tony Baratta: $17.25

With gratitude: $17.25

Mary Lou Cepullio: $10

11 Anonymous: $373.25

Total to Date: $53,665.50

Goal: $120,000

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Balance Brought Forward Dec. 16: $53,665.50

Merry Christmas & warm holiday wishes — Donahues Inc. Service Team: $220

Merry Christmas — Art & Cheryl McMullen: $125

In honor of the Gardners of Greensburg: $120

In memory of Tom & Ann Hudak, Mildred & Russell Martz, Tim Weir & all our deceased family & friends. We miss you — Jim & Nancy Martz: $100

In memory of Tasha: $100

Deb & Tim Hoover: $100

Merry Christmas! $100

May the miracle of Christmas bring you peace, joy & love — Linda & Ray: $100

Wishing all a blessed Christmas season — Rotary Club of Greensburg: $100

In loving memory of our parents & grandparents, Herbie & Elaine & Frank & Betty — Jody, Mike, Stacey & Mikey Keating: $100

In memory of our “ACES” Judy Ermine & “Sis” Klingensmith — Thursday Afternoon Card Club: $100

Merry Christmas to all from SNPJ #223: $100

In honor of my husband, Donald. I treasure the many years of happiness we shared. Never enough — Alice: $51.75

Remember Christ at Christmas & all through the year: $51.75

God bless us everyone — Thomas & Marianne Cola: $51.75

In loving memory of Robert C. Harr — Washabaugh Family: $50

In honor of Don, from Mickey & loving memory of Bea & Don Haney: $50

I am blessed by loving family & friends: $50

In loving memory of John & Emmy Lou Noel: $50

In memory of our parents Frank & Frances Kowalsky & Sam & Margaret Gabonay — Sam & Agnes Gabonay: $50

Michael & Cynthia Murkley: $50

In memory of Harry Griffith: $50

In memory of Bo, Buddy & Smiley: $50

Friendship Circle, First United Church of Christ: $45

In loving memory of my husband George & granddaughter Brandy — Betty J. Visnick: $34.50

Keep Christ in Christmas: $34.50

Every day is merry with Bella, Audrey & Colton — Love you, Grammy & Pap: $34.50

Blessed & happy Christmas — Jim & Dee: $34.50

Jeff Frey: $34.50

Wilson Family: $30

Christian Workers, First Christian Church Disciples of Christ: $25

In memory of Jim, Bertha, Bob, Tim, Cox & Linda Riggin: $25

In honor of my two great-grandsons, Ethan & James — Myrtle B. Shaffer: $25

Miss you at Christmas — your wife, Myrtle B. Shaffer: $25

In memory of our parents, Backstroms & Mendarinos — Bob & Gloria Backstrom: $25

In memory of Sever family, John, James, Mary & John & in memory of Mahinske family, Cecilia, Stanley & Marlene — Love you all, Aileen: $25

In memory of our beloved Billy: $25

In loving memory of my husband & parents — Anna Marie: $25

In memory of Frank L. Indof — Susie Etherington: $25

In memory of our parents & brother — Jim & Nancy Basile: $25

In loving memory of my parents, Ralph & Hazel Thomas. We miss you — Son Jake & family: $25

In loving memory of our Mom & Dad, Frank & Lena Sturnick. We miss you — Love Betty & family: $25

In loving memory of Carol Malloy, Joe Malloy & Jackie Kemerer. You are loved & missed by so many! — Love, Lisa: $25

In memory of Ethelreda Brandonio: $20

In loving memory of John Chismar — Cindy Walthour: $20

In loving memory of Robert W. Walthour II — Cindy Walthour: $20

In memory of Marcie & Joe Sanderbeck. — Dave Sanderbeck Family: $20

In memory of our son & parents. We miss you so very much — Love, Mom & Dad: $20

Merry Christmas — Ron & Gerry: $20

In memory of Louis & Justina Petras & deceased children: $20

In memory of my mother, Rose Quigley — Love you always: $20

In memory of Marlene (Bubba) Sickenberger & Jodi Sickenberger Gidley. — Love Audrey & Darla Palmer: $20

In memory of my grandmother, Crystal. Happy Birthday Gram — Miss you! — Abigail Wilson: $20

In memory of Rich Kokarz, Marty Botti & Tom Luttner — All gone too soon — Debbie Crouse: $20

In loving memory of parents, in-laws, brothers & husband: $20

Merry Christmas! — M/M David Feret: $20

In memory of our parents Richard & Mary McLoota & Michael Grajcar Sr. — Barbara & Michael Grajcar Jr.: $20

In memory of our loved ones — Don & Patty Stanczak: $17.25

In loving memory of our deceased loved ones — Joe & Patti Loughner: $17.25

In memory of Norman C. Kurtz — Betty & Linda Kurtz: $17.25

Forever missed, Mom, Dad, sister & two nieces — Linda Borruso: $10

21 Anonymous: $1,272.50

Total to Date: $57,772.50

Goal: $120,000

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Balance Brought Forward Dec. 17: $57,772.50

Christmas blessings to all from PIFF Employees, North Huntingdon: $500

In memory of Herb & Elaine Friedlander & Bob & Dottie Garland — Duffy & Summer Friedlander: $500

In loving memory of our son, Todd Franklin Chapman: $250

Blessed & Happy Holidays to all! — The Pershing Squares: $230

Sam & Barbara Costanzo: $200

Laurel Highlands Model Airplane Club: $164

For Unto us a Child is born, Christ our Lord — First United Methodist Women of Greensburg: $150

“United in Christ through song” — Community Choralers of Youngwood: $100

In loving memory of Frank, Diane, Chuck & Eva: $100

Ed & Nancy Vrable: $75

In honor of Silvia, Enrico, Molly & Cassandra Campi from the employees of the Greensburg Racquet Club: $70

In loving memory of Hannah & Mario Cametti, Guy Avolio & Marg Wigle — Chick & Mary Ann Tomey & Gin Avolio: $55

In loving memory of mother, Patricia Zona — Jill Zona: $51.75

B. & P. Z. Merry Christmas: $51.75

In memory of our parents: $50

For our three great-grandchildren who bring us Christmas Blessings: Sam, Piper & Violet — Terry & Claire Horning: $50

May you have a Blessed Christmas: $34.50

Mark & Ginny Martin: $34.50

In loving memory of Jayson, George, March & Wreford. We love & miss you all — Larry & Terry: $25

In loving memory of Wilbur: $25

In memory of Bob Milyak — by wife & family: $25

In memory of Clark Riddle — Betty Riddle: $25

To remember Dennis Black, Lamolinara & Black family & Keith Ghrist — J.B.: $25

In loving memory of my parents, Frank & Dorothy Faulk, who are missed very much — Roy R. Faulk: $20

Keep Christ in Christmas! $20

Mary & Rege: $20

S.J.M.: $20

In honor of our six precious gems: Michael & Tony Mash, Vince & Christina Mediate & Nick & Lauren Comito — from Pap & Grandma — Eugene & Nancy Mash: $20

In honor of Dottie, Debbie & Josephine — Ron & Carole Trice: $20

In memory of Wylie B. Dodds: $17.25

In loving memory of my husband, Paul — Mary Rita Troup: $17.25

In honor of great-grandchildren Charlotte & William: $17.25

In memory of Christmas past, Mammie & Paw Paw — Carole Ann: $17.25

In memory of Jupena & Lunn family — John & Margie Jupena: $15

In memory of Delores Kubicek: $10

In memory of Frank & Elinor Andrews: $10

In memory of Frank & Vivian Kubicek — Frank Kubicek: $10

In memory for Dave M., Nicky O., Dick J., Vic S., Jr. Z., Tucker J., Bucky B., Gabby, Father Albert O.S.B. — from Mopey: $10

Remembering Frederick A. Borck on the 25th anniversary of his passing — Roy R. Faulk: $10

13 Anonymous: $681.50

Total to Date: $61,499.50

Goal: $120,000

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Balance Brought Forward Dec. 18: $61,499.50

Westmoreland Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1961 Lunch Bunch: $120

Thomas A. Matis: $100

Merry Christmas from Seton Hill Orthodontics: $100

Merry Christmas from the Grapeville Shuffleboard Team: $65

In loving memory of Tillie Cavanaugh, my blessed wife & our mother. Truly & sadly missed. You made every day Christmas — Husband Don, Casey & Buffy: $50

The Chambers Family: $34.50

In memory of John & Valeria Fetter — Joanne, Patti, Dale, Vanna & family: $30

Happy Birthday, Jesus — Virginia: $25

In honor of Billy & Franklin Graham — Virginia: $25

In memory of Ronald W. Reagan — Virginia: $25

In memory of deceased family & friends — Virginia: $25

In honor of Mary Jane Zetter — Virginia: $25

In honor of great friends & neighbors on Cranston Drive — Virginia: $25

In memory of Jason S. Partilla — Bob & Barbara McDonald: $25

In memory of Frank W. Lincoln — Bob & Barbara McDonald: $25

In memory of Marsha Thomas — Bob & Barbara McDonald: $25

In memory of Matt Thomas — Bob & Barbara McDonald: $25

In memory of Sandy & Dorothy McDonald — Bob & Barbara McDonald: $25

In memory of Mike Anderson — Bob & Barbara McDonald: $25

In memory of John Balko — Bob & Barbara McDonald: $25

In honor of Morgan Leigh Pisula — Bob & Barbara McDonald: $25

In honor of Tom & Doreen Bell — Bob & Barbara McDonald: $25

In memory of Mom & Dad, brother Regis & sister Ruth Ann: $25

In honor of our precious grandson, Paul Evert Bish IV — Love, Nana, Paw Pa, & Uncle TT Lohr: $20

In loving memory of John & Helen Bandorf & John Pergar: $20

In loving memory of parents, in-laws, brothers & husband — Connie Bankovich: $20

Merry Christmas: $10

4 Anonymous: $201.75

Total to Date: $62,670.75

Goal: $120,000

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Balance Brought Forward Dec. 19: $62,670.75

To those less fortunate: $250

May God Bless: $150

In loving memory of parents & sisters, Rev. & Bea Frederickson, Wendy & Dary — Much Love, Dar Frederickson: $100

In loving memory of parents, brothers & brother-in-law, Dorothy & Wilbur Howell, Faye & Harvey Heath, Bob, Max & Jim — Don & Margie Howard: $100

God is Good, God is Great: $75

Happy Holidays from WHE 5th Grade! — Mr. Bagiatis, Mr. Bosley, Mrs. Kalinowski & Mrs. Reese: $51.75

In loving memory of parents & grandparents: Robert & Rose Lohr, Duane & Opal Hagerty. “Gone but not forgotten” — Love, Tim, Paula, Timothy, Krystal, Paul & Baby Paulie: $50

In memory of Floyd & Granny — Dan & Karen Spaulding: $34.50

In loving memory of my parents, Paul & Roberta Breon — Judy Breon: $34.50

In loving memory of our father, Mike Cirelli. We miss you — Marlene & Tim Hunter: $25

In honor of my mother, Mary Cirelli — children Stacie, Vince, Little Vincent & Dante Leone: $25

In loving memory of John & Norene Peschell — from your kids & grandkids: $25

In honor of my great-granddaughter Sidney — Baba: $25

We miss you, Carmen, Dean & Billie: $20

In memory of Kenny Radjenovich — from Steve & Dan: $17.25

5 Anonymous: $335

Total to Date: $63,988.75

Goal: $120,000

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Balance Brought Forward Dec. 20: $63,988.72

In loving memory of my parents, Elaine & Herb & great friends, Cy & George — Bill Friedlander: $200

From Frank, Erma & Len: $100

From the Romano Team: $75

In memory of my husband & daughter, Bill Momeyer & Sharon Caputo — Nancy Momeyer: $51.75

In loving memory of my husband, Joe, & my mother, Helen Minni — Patricia A. Wasnesky: $51.75

Memory of Steve, Irene, Ken Foriska: $50

Roy & Anna Betti: $50

In memory of friends Joe Zahorchak & Lucas Murphy — Mario & Ann Battaglia: $50

In memory of Gene Waitkus. We miss him — Nancy, Beth & A.J.: $50

Merry Christmas from Fern’s Kids, Mt. Pleasant Jr. & Sr. High: $45

In memory of our parents, Flora & Ignatius & John & Mary, Love always: $34.50

Merry Christmas to all from Domenic, Gianna & Sal: $30

For the deceased members of the Bova & Marincheck families — Tony Bova: $25

Merry Christmas: $25

Christ is the reason for the season — Dennis & Patricia Smith: $25

In loving memory of Keith & Clifford Bortz — John & Evelyn Grubich: $25

From the princess & the mouse: $25

In memory of loved ones — Joe & Gerry Trumbetta: $25

In loving memory — Ann: $20

Merry Christmas to everyone — Paul W. Gigante: $10

In memory of Archilletti & Pomponi families: $10

Merry Christmas from Stacie & Rooney: $10

11 Anonymous: $379.50

Total to Date: $65,356.25

Goal: $120,000

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Balance Brought Forward Dec. 22: $65,356.25

Thank you Padré Pio: $5,000

From the candy buyers at Daniels & Miller Inc.: $1,435

Members of White House Club: $1,000

Hamill Manufacturing employees: $1,000

Happy Holidays from Daniels & Miller Inc.: $500

Christmas Blessings to all from Dr. Paul Kraisinger & the staff of Complete Family Denistry: $260

Merry Christmas IDLE Golfers-Main Bowl: $225

A blessed Christmas to all! — Book Club: $220

In loving memory of Nancy O. Shirey: $200

In memory of our grandmother — Kelly, Ryan & Nathan: $150

Keep Christ in Christmas — Hempfield High School Class of 1959: $100

In honor of our beloved grandmother Julia: $100

Kevin & Judy O’Toole: $100

Merry Christmas from Fern’s Kids, Mt. Pleasant PM Vo-Tek: $95

In loving memory of John, Flora & Tom DiStefano — Celeste Belissimo & family: $75

In memory of June & Terry Campbell, Mary & Jack Kushon, Terrence & Josephine Campbell, Peg Murphy: $51.75

In loving memory of Anthony Taormina — Mary, Emma & Livia: $51.75

Peace & Love Veta Rae. Merry Christmas, Pappy — Mark K. Bednarowicz: $50

Remembering Jeremy — B.R.: $50

In memory of Margaret Hughes: $50

Wishing all a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from the Greensburg Sears’ Retirees, friends & family: $50

In memory of Swiderswki & Hill parents — Wayne & Dorothy: $50

In honor of our four terrific grandsons. Happy Holidays: $40

In memory of Sandy, Samantha, Meggie, Christy & Gretal — Eleanor & Gibb Owens: $35

In memory of my parents, Gibby & Mary Craig & my brother Sonny Craig — Eleanor Owens: $35

God Bless us Everyone: $34.50

In memory of Jodie Regola: $34.50

In memory of Lou & Ida Vayo, Mary H. Kate O. & Delores M. — Celeste Bellissimo & family: $34.50

In loving memory of Andrew Soutar Broman: $34.50

Gary G. Griwatz: $25

In memory of D. Emanuel, S. Govora, Steve Lengel families — SIG & ADG: $25

In memory of Jack — Marilyn Hawthorne: $25

Memory of my father, Joseph S. Osinkoski Jr. — Janice Lee Boyer: $20

Merry Christmas — Chuck & Ruth: $20

In loving memory M/M Fred Hohman & Elise: $20

In memory of Helen & Bill Barto — JoAnne & Larry Hanlon: $20

In memory: my husband Sam Sternick; sister, Catherine Karfelt, brother John Frena, sister-in-law Helen Koilczny — by Jean & Mark Sternick: $20

In honor of our awesome grandsons Logan & Chase Marsalko — Love you, Grammy & Pappy: $17.25

In memory of our beautiful son, Bryan C. Mihalick & mother Margaret Mihalick — Diane & George Mihalick: $17.25

Paying it forward to a hopeful 2015 — Joe Romeri: $15

In memory of my wonderful husband, Tony, parents, grandchildren & thankful for my loving children, grandchildren & great-grandchildren. God bless everyone — Angeline Chelan: $10

11 Anonymous: $343

Total to Date: $ 76,985.25

Goal: $120,000

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Balance Brought Forward Dec. 23: $76,985.25

Merry Christmas from Tiny’s friends — Tom & Jerry: $355

In memory of Pat, Jennie, Jim, Doreen, Rich, Bob, David: $200

In loving memory of our son, Adam Lucas & in honor of our son, Tyler Adam — Mark & Marla Nelson: $150

In loving memory of grandparents John Kadar & Phyllis Weyant: $100

Merry Christmas from the Excela Health “Hospital” Coders: $100

In memory of our parents, F.J. & Anabel Barchesky, Michael & Betty Hines & our daughter Tammy — Jim & Jane Barchesky: $100For all to have a Merry Christmas!: $100

In loving memory of our Lucas, on his Christmas Eve birthday — The Paul Murphy Family: $75

In memory of Pap, Mum-Mum, Ta-Te & Uncle Dave, Merry Christmas in Heaven — Love, Derek & Dana: $69

In loving memory of George & Vange Pollock, Tom & Mary Zundel, Bob & Barbara Pershing, AnnaBell: $60

Merry Christmas: $51.75

Congruity Presbyterian Women: $51.75

In loving memory of our parents Wm. & Harriet Sigrist: $51.75

Luke, Happy Birthday — Mike: $51.75

Joe, always in our thoughts — Joanie & family: $51.75

In memory of Florence & Frank Sabatine: $51.75

In memory of Bob & Nancy Bell & Dee Denehy — Merry Christmas: $50

In honor of our daughter Kimmy, who shows such strength every day of her life. May God bless you — Daddy & Shirl: $50

In loving memory of my parents, Roger & Anne McGuire: $50

In memory of Stella, Ski, Kate & Melissa — from AM: $50

In memory of Bud & our parents — Rooney: $50

In memory of Mary Ann O’Lear & Sara Lazor: $50

Merry Christmas Uncle Scott! — Love, Joey: $40

Brightest Holiday Blessings! — K-D-K: $35

In loving memory of Grandpa Bob Orwell — Love, Jared & Kaitlyn: $34.55

In memory of Lucas Paul Murphy, a friend to many — George & Barb Rutter: $34.50

In memory of friends: Bob Hawk, Bill Falcon, Larry Niedzalkoski & Rick Riffle — Murph & Linda: $30

In the spirit of Christmas & on behalf of Maryjo — from Mom & Dad Babyak: $25

In loving memory of Charles E. Pehrson: $25

Praying for a Christmas miracle — Karen Fairgrieve: $25

In memory of my brother Denny Eberts — Carol Bank: $25

Merry Christmas from Rebecca & Joel Trentin: $20

Thankful for our many blessings, children, grandchildren & great-grandchildren — Robert & Gladys Royer: $20

David R. Marks: $17.25

In memory of wife, Connie Spern — David P. Spern: $17.25

In memory of granddaughter, Talia Maria Zerbe — Frank & Delila Pifferetti: $15

In memory of parents: Jack & Violet Pifferetti & Mildred Goswick & grandparents — Frank & Delila Pifferetti: $15

In honor of grandchildren: Bill, Daniel, Brieana, Jett, Blake, Grant, Tyler, Josh & great-granddaughter Madison — Frank & Delila Pifferetti: $15

In memory of Richard Mellon Scaife: $5

10 Anonymous: $1,314

Total to Date: $80,667.30

Goal: $120,000

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Balance Brought Forward Dec. 24: $80,667.30

Scott John Mills: $400

Merry Christmas — Ray Hartung & Augusta Kairys: $200

In memory of Robert G. & Dorothe J. — R.C.S.: $150

In memory of the Luketich family: $150

In memory of Robert & Grace Prinkey: $100

In memory of George Stein: $100

Merry Christmas: $100

In memory of Jean & John McWalter: $100

Westmoreland County Park Police Association: $100

In memory of Dave & Esther Backstrom & Adam & Betty Dabin — Dave & Cheryl Backstrom: $100

Joy & Peace to all: $70

Merry Christmas to all — Santa Claus: $52

In thanksgiving for many blessings received!: $51.75

In honor of baby Eddie & in memory of Uncle Dutch & Warren Marchioni: $51.75

In loving memory of my husband, MGS — DJS: $50

God Bless this holiday season: $50

In honor of three terrific granddaughters, Lacey, Taylor & Jordyn & little Oscar — Ron & Jan Miller: $50

Wishing all a Blessed Christmas & New Year — Ulishney Family: $50

In memory of our parents, Oscar & Mary Cope & Glenn & Helen Hillis — Bill & Barb Hillis: $50

In memory of Alfred & Agnes Ponzurick: $50

In memory of Rachel Thompson — Richard Umbel family: $50

In memory of Floyd Santia, Joe & Joey Radisi & Mike & Rebel Conde: $50

In loving memory of Richard T. Miller Sr. — Maureen, Richard Jr., Jeff & Chris: $50

Brian Elinich: $50

In loving memory of our friend Tink. Phil 1:3: “I thank my God upon every remembrance of you …” — Robin & Jody: $50

In memory of my dear husband, Alan Dings, who is missed by all who knew & loved him — Joyce Dings: $35

In loving memory of Shawn Gonder. Kisses & hugs — Dad, Mom, Tim & Rick: $34.50

Lisa Sarber: $34.50

Blessed Christmas to all: $34.50

In memory of Joseph V. & Mary “Mim” Brahosky — Your children: $30

In loving memory of our family & friends — Diane & Bob Smith: $25

In loving memory of my husband, Andrew Vahaly & son Andrew Jr. — Virginia: $25

Memory of brothers Phil, Jack & parents — Rose: $25

In memory of family members & God’s blessings — SAA: $25

In memory Latwas family, Victor, Sarah, Bertha & Mary — from George, Patty, Christy, George, Jason, Chris, Kyle & Emily: $25

In memory of my husband Bob: $25

In loving memory of Clifford Sr. & Nelda Miller & Manvel & Dolly Answine — Miller Family: $25

In loving memory of Michael E. Answine — Miller Family: $25

In memory of my dear friend, Janie Inghram: $25

Merry Christmas from Dan & Joseph Napsha: $25

In honor of my wonderful children: Jeremy, Matt, Erin, Jach & Jess: $20

In loving memory of my parents, Mildred & Wally Battiston; & my in-laws, Agnes & Harry Flock: $20

In honor of my precious granddaughter, Harper Marie: $20

In loving memory of our parents, son John, daughter Stacey — John & Betty: $20

Merry Christmas — Maggie Luther: $17.25

Keep Christ in Christmas — Connie Dansak: $17.25

9 Anonymous: $511.25

Total to Date: $83,997.05

Goal: $120,000

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Balance Brought Forward Dec. 25: $80,667.30

In honor of all the wonderful caretakers at Emeritus Latrobe’s Memory Care Unit — Karen & Mark White: $100

Joey, Edward, Erson & Everett Religioso: $100

In loving memory of my husband Bill Barwiolek — with love, miss you, Betty Barwiolek: $100

In memory of Grammy & Grandpa: $86.25

In loving memory of Harold & Marg McCauley & Ralph & Virginia Jamieson — Jim & Margie Jamieson: $60

Alyssa & Madyln, one of God’s many blessings — Dave & Suzy Kepple: $52

In loving memory of our parents George & Margaret Cindric & James & Barbara Slezak — Jim & Cindy: $51.75

Peace — Jim & Sally Messaros: $51.75

In memory of loved ones — Sandra Brinker: $51.75

Thomas Pattini: $51.75

In loving memory of Cora, Ross & Jerry Sano: $51.75

Merry Christmas — The Ryan Family: $51.75

In loving memory of Shafran, Stahl & Tuttle family members — Dave & Dort: $51.75

In loving memory of our parents, Trapper & Dodie. Phil 1:3: I thank my God upon every remembrance of you. Miss you — Robin & Jody: $50

In memory of loved ones, remember the reason we celebrate: $50

In loving memory of the Barwiolek & Gradisek family — Sadly missed, Betty Barwiolek: $50

In loving memory of Jim Marquis Sr. & Nick Marquis Sr.: $50

“Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth Peace to those on whom His favor rests”: $45

In memory of my husband Gary — Joanne Kernicky: $40

Enjoy — H.I.M.: $40

Merry Christmas — Nancy & Wade: $35

In memory of Jack & Joan Evans — Earl & Joan Springer: $34.50

In memory of my parents — Amy: $30

In loving memory of Ignatius & Maria Kuhel, Mert & Pat: $30

In memory of parents & nephew — M. Eileen Barton: $25

In memory of my loving husband, Tom DiStefano. Missing you! — Love, Mary Ann: $25

In loving memory of Bert & Angeline Massari & Joseph & Gertrude Skonezny: $25

With loving memory of Sim Tosh — wife, Rose & family: $25

In memory of CEH from JLH: $25

In memory of Carl W. Kenly — Edith Kenly: $25

In memory of our mother, Catherine Williams: $25

In memory of my loving husband, Tom DiStefano. Missing you! — Forever loved, Mary Ann: $25

Have a Merry Christmas — Kirk McGinnis: $25

Merry Christmas from Morgan & Kennedy: $20

Merry Christmas to all our family & friends. Jesus is the Reason for the Season — Lisa, John, Chelsea & Donald: $20

In memory of our parents — Jim & Jane Nescot: $20

In memory of Joseph Carpinelli: $20

In memory of Ralph, Jim, Betty & Sara — Tom, Holly & Blake McLaughlin: $20

In memory of my husband Charles — Mary Greene: $20

In loving memory of all our departed family & friends — Bob & Judi Kratofil: $18

In memory of our beloved pet, Charlie — Frank & Margaret Walls: $17.25

Merry Christmas & God Bless: $17.25

In loving memory of my husband, Charles — from your sweetie: $17.25

Shop & Save Employees, Babcock Aveue: $17.25

Thanking for a healthy family: $15

16 Anonymous: $508

Total to Date: $86,267.05

Goal: $120,000

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Balance Brought Forward Dec. 26: $86,267.05

For the peace of Jesus & the Love of God: $100

In loving memory of my dear son, Bruce Patrick Angelo — from your daddy, Thomas Patrick Angelo: $100

In memory of Tyler Pastoria, our angel — Mom, Dad, Jordan, Logan, Pap & Grammy: $100

In memory of Jane: $25

In honor of our troops & police officers: $25

Total to Date: $86,617.05

Goal: $120,000

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Balance Brought Forward Dec. 27: $86,617.05

In honor of my beloved grandchildren, Myla, Madalyn, Elaina & Nathan$200 Emanuel — God with us: $200

Merry Christmas — Latrobe Dairy Queen & Shrader’s Dairy Queen: $200

In honor of our families past & present — Harry & Linda Harbaugh: $100

Merry Christmas from Sarver, PA!: $69

In memory of Matthew G. Grasha: $50

In honor of our grandchildren — Vaun & Carolyn Hile: $34.50

In loving memory of our son, Jim — Jean & Walt Albright: $30

In loving memory of our parents & grandparents, aunt & uncles, Luigi & Mary DiMartino, Anna & John Grec, Joe DiMartino, Ann Oliver & Andy Grec — Isabelle, Joe, Mary Ann, George & Beth Grec: $25

In memory of Holly: $25

Merry Christmas & God bless everyone: $20

John H. Wilson II: $20

6 Anonymous: $273.50

Total to Date: $87,864.05

Goal: $120,000

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Balance Brought Forward Dec. 29: $87,864.05

Wishing all a New Year filled with joy, happiness & peace: $100

In loving memory of husband, Dennis; his father, Martin; my dad, Bob Weir; brother Tim — Carol Pocratsky: $40

In honor of my grandchildren, Azzurra Skye, Gemma Grace & Natalia Rylann. I love you — NaNa: $34.50

Our Savior is born. Keep Him in your heart always! — The Angelo Family: $30In loving memory of my husband Michael & my parents — Kay: $25

In memory of Joseph D. Assini, my guardian angel — Judy Assini MacEvoy: $25

Leonard & Frannie: $25

In loving memory of my husband, Homer; grandson Carey & parents & loved ones — Dorothea: $20

“Fantasy Football Champs” — James Jordan: $14.77

In memory of Rae Ann from Youngwood — Yvonne Seiler: $5

5 Anonymous: $154

Total to Date: $88,337.32

Goal: $120,000

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