Giving to Poulsbo Lions Bellringer passes 2010 mark

Donations to the Poulsbo Lions Bellringer Fund reached $32,561 — $7,000 more than the previous year.   - Graphic designed by Kyla Barber
Donations to the Poulsbo Lions Bellringer Fund reached $32,561 — $7,000 more than the previous year.
— image credit: Graphic designed by Kyla Barber

POULSBO — A lot of car washes are going to do a lot of good in the community.

Mike’s Car Wash in Poulsbo presented a check for $2,200 to the Poulsbo Lions Bellringer Fund on Thursday, bringing the campaign total to $32,561.

Donations surpassed last year’s campaign total of $25,590.

The check from Mike’s Car Wash reflects a portion of revenue from car washes set aside for the Poulsbo Lions Bellringer Fund since November.

Donations to the fund are used to provide food, emergency shelter and emergency financial assistance to North Kitsap residents in need.

The fund was founded in the 1940s by Frank and Mabel Raab as a vehicle for neighbors to help each other during emergencies. The Poulsbo Noon Lions Club administers the fund for the Raab Foundation.

North Kitsap Fishline and others periodically  turn  to  the Poulsbo Lions Bellringer Fund for help providing assistance to families facing eviction, emergency assistance paying utility bills, and keeping homes supplied  with heating fuel. This year, the Poulsbo Lions Bellringer Fund supplied 100 Christmas food baskets to local families.

All told, the Poulsbo Lions Bellringer Fund and its donors assisted more than 300 families in 2011.

Here are donations received as of Thursday:

Week 1

$500, from the Harry James Foundation.

Week 2

$100, from Manny Correia.

$200, from Helene and William Schmidt.

$200, from the Stottlemyers, in memory of Ellen and Wally Stottlemyer and Art de Carufel.

$100, from a member of Verksted Gallery.

$100, from Jerry and Judith Jurgens.

$500, from Doug and LeAnn Mong, in loving memory of our parents, Fritz Brost, Harold and Mary Mong.

$50, from Marion Hansen, in memory of loved ones.

$40, from Marjorie and Bob.

$50, from Benjamin Jennings.

$75, from Richard and Bonny Boyde.

$100, from Dennis and Candace Peters.

Week 3

$100, from D. Rand Hillier.

$1,000, from Kiwanis Club of Greater Poulsbo Foundation.

$100, from Dale and Beverly Anderson.

— $100, from Anne Thomas, in loving memory of Chuck.

— $100, Anonymous, in memory of Bill Falkner.

— $100, Anonymous, “Merry Christmas.”

— $50, from Mary and Al Carter.

— $200, from Daniel Novak.

— $100, from Jan Lofall, to Glen and Jim with loving memory.

— $1,200, Anonymous.

— $100, from Dolph Jaeger, in memory of Dr. Andy Demshki.

— $200, from Dolph Jaeger, in memory of Fran.

— $50, from George and Diane Moser, for Christmas.

— $100, from Sue Guldjord, in memory of Brue.

— $250, from Jan Seifert,  “Sharing the blessings of the season and my family."

— $200, from Phyllis Ruckel.

— $100, Anonymous. “Merry Christmas.”

— $100, from Lester Schmuck.

— $100, from a veteran.

— $200, from Tom and Billie Jo Settle, in memory of Neil D. Settle.

— $50, from John and Jacqueline Cain.

— $125, from the Caldart Family.

— $40, from Ronald Muell and Helen Humes.

— $200, from Dan, in memory of loved ones.

— $50, Anonymous.

— $200, Anonymous.

— $100, from Stephen and Kristi Growden, in memory of Elaine Turner.

— $50, from Eleanor Magnuson.

— $50, from John and Sylvia Castleman, in loving memory of daughter, Vicky.

— $100, Anonymous.

— $50, “Love from Santa’s elves.”

— $800, from the Teddy Bear Coalition.

— $400 in Albertson’s gift cards, from the Teddy Bear Coalition.

Week 4

— $350, from Ed and Sandy Habecker, in appreciation of Jerry Erickson.

— $150, from The Red Hat Sassy Sisters of Little Norway.

— $50, from Peter Riley, “Hoping everyone has a better 2012.”

— $7, from Sandi Dahlquist, “Jackpot.”

— $50, from Dottie Ridgeway, in memory of my parents, Bill and Virginia Minton.

— $300, from Poulsbo Lions Evening Pride.

— $60, from Mike Peterson.

— $750, from Jay and Sandi Dahlquist, in memory of Bernie and Dorothy, the best employees we ever had and their buddies Buster and Thor.

— $100, from Mel, in loving memory of Marge and our 62 years of marriage.

— $50, from Harold and Ardys Richardson, in memory of Greg Richardson, Leo Strand and Lettie and Claude Richardson.

— $200, from George and June Burt, in loving memory of our parents and daughter: Hjalmer and Agnes Olson and Laurie Burt.

— $100, Anonymous, to celebrate the Christmas Girls: Kathy, Sandy, Roseann and Patty.

— $324, Anonymous, from the Scandia Pickled Herring Fest.

— $100, from Patty and Tom Henderson, in loving memory of our mothers Marge and Helen.

— $50, from Arne and Lee, in memory of Oscar Jensen.

— $50, from Arne and Lee, in memory of Ed and Lois Stadshaug.

— $1,000, from Kelly and Karl Hadley.

— $50, from Victor and Beverly Clough.

— $50, from Frank and Sharon Schmid, in memory of Frank Raab.

— $500, Anonymous.

— $200, from Adrienne and James Huffine.

— $100, from Howard and Jean Springer.

— $100, from William and Ellen Lockard.

— $100, from Jerry and Gladys Parrish.

— $25, from Mike and Marlene Hattrick, in memory of Margaret and Al Brooks.

— $100, from Bud and Lo, “Merry Christmas.”

— $100, from The Nelson Family, in loving memory of Larry Nelson and Alex O’Handley.

— $200, from Jon and Beth Schneidler, in memory of two wonderful friends: Bill Sudduth and Bob Alford.

— $250, in appreciation of Lou and Anita Puzon.

— $500, from the Jim and Mickey Henshaw family.

— $250, in appreciation of Barbara Grout.

— $100, from Judith Fuhrer, in memory of Ed and Louise Shields.

— $250, in memory of Brother Ken.

$100, from Christopher and Suzanne Tapper, “Merry Christmas to our family, friends and neighbors!”

$250, in memory of Bill and Regina Oien.

$350, from Richard and Donna Endresen, in memory of our loved ones.

$100, in memory of Dennis Etchells.

Week 5

$300, Anonymous.

$100, the Groh Family.

$75, from Ceneth Schoettler, in honor of Lois Schoettler.

$200, from the Petersens.

$100, from Michael and Paulette Alvarado.

$100, from Pat Bennett-Forman and Edward Forman.

$50, from the Tennis Olson Family.

$100, Anonymous.

$100, from Herbert and Elda Armstrong.

$200, from Charles and Susan Weaver.

$50, from Patrick and Sherri Burch.

$50, from Irving Spellman, in memory of Eleanor Spellman.

$25, from Donna Svarthumle, in memory of family and friends.

$100, from James Schoettler.

$500, from Donald and Jill Day.

$100, Anonymous.

$500, Anonymous

$250, from Dr. Neil and Margaret Torvik, in memory of Jim.

$100, from Willa Fisher, MD.

$250, from Shirley Storms, in memory of Alice Nelsen.

$250, from Shirley Storms, in memory of Robert Storms.

$75, from Lorene Klamke, in lieu of family gifts.

$100, from Roger and Marcia, in memory of Olaf, Helen and Joann Serwold.

$100, from Ronald and Dorothy Easterday.

$175, Anonymous, in honor of grandkids Ethan, Natalie, Henry, Bridget and Isaac.

$100, Anonymous, in memory of Lion Bob Chamberlain.

$100, from Jim and Ginger Shields, in loving memory of our parents Ed and Louise Shields and George Gurnett.

$50, from E’la and Donald Brick, in loving memory of our best friend Roger Pearson.

$200, from Emil and June Breiland, in memory of our son Gary.

$100, from Stephen Anderson, in memory of Grandmother Lena Eggen.

$50, from Nancy and Earl Hooper, in memory of Betty Hooper.

$500, from Richard and Marilyn Brown.

$100, from Bill and Brenda Houser.

$250, from John Schoettler, in memory of Lois Schoettler.

$100, from Catherine and John Ahl.

$50, from Crystal Hansen.

$1,285, from Kitsap County Professional Firefighters I.A.F.F. Local 2819, Poulsbo Bargaining Unit.

$250, in loving memory of Margaret and Obert Smaaladen.

$250, in loving memory of Jack G. Roof and Glynda Froelich.

$250, from Tolman Kirk Clucas PLLC.

$60, from Army 21 Navy 27.

$250, from Roger Sherrard, in memory of Claude Holwill’s 100th birthday.

Week 6

$50, from Jerry and Janet Deardorff, for our friends in need.

$100, from Gresham Well Drilling. Enjoy family, friends and life.

$150, Anonymous.

$5, from Garrett Lehmann.

$5, Anonymous.

$15, Rachel Lehmann.

$500, Anonymous. Happy Holidays!

$20, from Merna, in loving memory of Ivan.

$250, from Darryl and Patricia Milton, in loving memory of our parents, Vaughn and Signe, Fred and Ellen, and siblings Carol and Ralph.

$100, from the Eisses Family, in loving memory of our family.

$150, from the Eisses Family, in loving memory of our family.

$200, from the Eisses Family, in loving memory of our family.

$50, from Daniel and Effie Eisses.

$125, for Steve Whitney.

$50, from Neil and Margaret Storey.

$50, from Neil and Margaret Storey.

$100, from Earl Hagen, in memory of Bill and Vi Longnecker.

$100, from Earl Hagen, in memory of Irene Hagen.

$500, from the Owners and Merchants of Plaza 305 in Poulsbo.

$100, from the Lemon Law Offices of Stephen L. Swann.

$100, from Dianne, in memory of my Ben.

$25, from Richard Wright.

$500, from Herb and Judy Jewell.

$30, from the Braund Family.

$100, in loving memory of Darrel Tracy and Virgil & Margaret Freiboth.

$25, from the Little Norway Grandmothers Club No. 79.

$500, from Bruce and Susan Michelson, in memory of Phyllis Pryde.


Week 7

$20, Anonymous.

$200, from Scott and Bev Puhn.

$100, from H.S. Misner, in memory of Fran Gustafson.

$250, from James Goodfellow, in memory of Pat and Joe Goodfellow.

$500, from Mary Louise Buster.

$50, from Judith Roupe.

$100, Anonymous.

$150, from Denise May.

$100, from Suzanne and Troy Hermanson.

$50, from Edward and Ann Marie Frodel.

$100, from Silpada Designs / Anne LaValle. “Glad to support the community that helps support me.”

$50, from Jack and Laura Lanum, in memory of Mike Moss and Jesse Simon.

$2,200, from Mike’s Car Wash.

$300, from  Life Force Chiropractic.

$50, from Karl and Pauline Ostheller.


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