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Charles Town, West Virginia
January 14, 1982     Spirit of Jefferson Farmers Advocate
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January 14, 1982

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Booth Important Part Of Providing Christmas For Many County Families PACKING'S DONE--The above picture shows members of the Town Lions Club as they completed the task of preparing some of food, clothing and toys given out to needy families of Jeffer- County prior to this past Christmas Day. The packaging and of the food boxes was the final phase of the annual Christmas project staged each December by churchs, civic and frater- (Photo by Tim Sinn) project started ago as a means some of the less Jefferson with such things as and toys at time proved to be Pular with church civic and fraternal and many in- it not only has through the past century, but has in size and stature. k Program this story is L i8 the Christmas Cheer Which is operated in Charles Town each the month of or at least until to raise funds for providing a Christmas for more COunty families: who not otherwise have for Christmas. in 1954 that the idea project was sfirst the Rev. Russell then pastor of the Baptist Church M. Hunt. They :there were at the time in the county very little to cheer the Christmas homes, the lack of 'Winter clothing and no the children. Since Was no traditional Army Christmas Operation in Charles Urquhardt and Hunt reasoned that a Cheer Booth in operation in Charles Town would provide much of the funds needed to carry out the project. In the beginning only a limited number of baskets were available to needy families. But then the program began to grow and for some years now more than 100 baskets have been packed and delivered each Christmas, with a total of 110 having been given out this past Christmas. Originally the cost per basket was $10 but now it has jumped to about $25 per basket. Originally members of the Charles Town Citizen's Fire Company packed the baskets at the Fire Hall and made delivery of them several days prior to Christmas day. Also originally it was mostly food that the baskets contained. Today some Clothing and toys are also included. Today large boxes are used instead of baskets and the members of the Charles Town Lions Club do the boxing and deliver the ones that are not picked up at the packaging station which in the past few years has been the Ranson Fruit Processing plant. Under the present set up families begin applying for the baskets around Thanksgiving. The applications are screened by a committee of area the Red Cross and the Welfare Department, and other community people. Hugh Via, who took over the chairmanship of the project some 18 years ago, after enlisting the support of the Charles Town Lions, said a budget to cover the costs of the food, clothing and toys is determined after a selection of the families to receive them. A schedule As to how the Cheer Booth is to be manned is set up with rchurch groups, civic and fraternal organizations providing the people to man the booth on a daily basis. In the past some individuals who could not find the time to serve at the Cheer Booth have contributed the price of a basket. Mrs. Elsie Heflebower, executive secretary of the Jefferson County Red Cross Chapter, who has worked with the project for some 21 years, said sometimes there is a duplication of Christmas cheer effort, if a basket is given to a needy family without notifying the Cheer organization in which in- stances one family would receive two baskets and possibly senm other-needy family would be .missed. But with the screening system now in operation this does not happen very often. Once the screening corn. mittee has made it's deter- and Jefferson County, ministers, representatives of minations, Christmas cards m mmmm I mm mmmm The New Tax Act Benefits Investors Learn Ways to Make More on the Money You Invest Sign Up for 4 Hour INVESTORS WORKSHOP NO CHARGE Gather new ideas and learn rules, techniques and QPProaches that can often make the difference between and failure Find out how to identify potential %estment opportunities. Learn ways to lighten your with oil & gas and real estate investments. how to set the stage for future financial security. now when it's best to put your money in Money Market Jnds, "CD's," All Savers Certificates, Tax-Free Bonds, Chips," Growth Stocks, Treasury Bills, Deferred Understand the risks and rewards. JEFFERSON COUNTY CIVIC CENTER AUDITORIUM CHARLES TOWN LIBRARY, CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. 25414 Saturday, January 16th 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Conducted by Dean Gerard Boyle Investment Executive ::, No Charge, But Reservations Required PHONE: I-(301)733-7111 I'rr00n-n-n=00i Ferns" & Company, Inc. i rrKKINbl 17 E.Washington St. mJl. II U MIIkIFJ Hagerstown, Md. 21740 Member, New York Stock Exchange, S/PC SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY, JANUARY 14,1982 7 are sent to the needy farnilies volunteers has been busy participation, as well as - be shown. For additional selected and they in. turn Audubon Society since then assembling the support groups in publicity, ip/ormation, call 304-876-2410. present these cards to those at p a p e r w o r k, f i n d i n g finance and newsletter the packaging and distribution S Organized prospective officers and editing. All prospective center and the families either committee heads. They have mdmebrs are urged to come to pick up their basket, or it is also produced the first the Tuesday meeting and delivered to them. For This Aea newsletter, and proposed a participate. A new Audubon While the Charles Town name: "Potomac Valley fflm,"T'mlef0rSurvival"wiU tmm Lions Club does play a major role in the Christmas Cheer program, Via said it is a community and county-wide project, with many groups and individuals contributing to its success. Pan Tran On Shaky Ground Although the Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority, Pan Tran, has been funded through June 30, 1982, the future of the bus service which serves Jefferson and Berkeley Counties remains shaky. This was spelled out in a letter from Arnold Margolin, commissioner of the West Virginia Deparetment of Finance and Administration, spelled this out as it listed some problems which need, to be "straightened out"; and suggested that the public transportation division will continue to monitor the operations of Pan Tran and its funding commitments from local governments. Margolin concluded the letter by saying that the future of Pan Tran depends largely on its performance during the next seven months and the committee of its local people to support the transit system. It was also noted that Pan Tran must come up with $5,900 in local funds by December 31 or lose state and federal matching funds for the $11,800 in local funds budget for fiscal 1962. Only $500 had been credited as of October. Pan Tran treasurer William turner said he does not an- ticipate any trouble in coming- up with the money, a com- bination of revenue from fares and local governmental contributions. Pan Tran has received $500 from Shepherdstown; Berkeley County is expected to contribute $1,500; so is the Jefferson County Com- mission; with $500 budgeted from Harpers Ferry and Bolivar. | "r LISTED PREVEN'T .,. FROZEN PIPES! MO,LEHO.E PiPE HEATING CABLE COLD,SNAP II00T.TAPE VALLEY HARDWARE CO. Phone 725.5113 Charles Town, W. Va. Pay,ng taxes s a way of life However. there *s a way to pay less taxes today and. at the same t,me. to prov,de for your ret,remenl tomor- row. And th,s *s all done with the blessing of the IRS wa IRA. Your contnbuhons to an IRA are made with pre-tax doi- lars (thus reduc=ng your gross income] and the earn- ,rigs" on these payments grow tax deferred until wlth- orawn Call me to d*SCUSS .EQUI- VEST IRA. an IRA offered to you by The Equitable Life A,surance Sooety of the United States DOUGLAS !1. LUTMAN Rt. I, Box 261 Charles Town, WV (so2s The Equitable Life Assurance Sooetv of the United SIRes, N Y. N Y The brand new chapter of the National Audubon Society will meet Jan. 19th in Mar- tinsburg at 7:30 p.m. in the Public Gibrary. This will be the first meeting d the newly formed group. An organizational meeting, led by National Audubon Society Regional Vice President Ed Brigham, was held on December 2, 1981. At that time, 43 people turned out in a convincing display of local interest and the decision to form the chapter was made. A Steering Committee of Chapter of the National Audubon Society." The region covered by the new chapter includes Washington County in Maryland, and Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson Counties in West Virginia. The search for people to participate as active mem- bers of key committees will continue at this "get acquainted" meeting. Such important areas of Audubon interest as conservation, education and field trip organization require member EVERHART'S UPHOLSTERY POST OFFICE BOX 266 KEARNEYSVILLE, W. VA. 25,130 % Herbert J. Everhart CAll. 3{M.i76-&MO OWNER 9. 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