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Bellringer passes $20,000 mark
POULSBO Little Garrett Lehmann didnt have much from doing chores for his parents, but he gave it to Bellringer anyway.
Garretts $1.03 plus $45.96 from his four siblings helped push the fund over the $20,000 mark while Karl and Kelly Hadley from Studio City, Calif., issued a challenge for Bill Gates with their $1,000 donation. Will the Bellevue billionaire come through as his father, Bill Sr., is a Kitsap County native? Hopefully and so will a whole host of donors as Bellringer moves toward its $30,000 goal.
By 9 a.m. Thursday, Bellringer had collected $7,426.99, which is another huge step forward.
Mikes Car Wash in Poulsbo remains in the giving spirit as owner Mike Brooks is once again donating a portion of his proceeds this month to give the fund a boost.
Bellringer, a part of the Raab Foundation, which is administered by the Poulsbo Noon Lions Club, provides one-time assistance of food, help with bills, emergency transportation and Christmas food baskets through North Kitsap Fishline.
Donations to the fund can be dropped off at the Kitsap Bank branch in Poulsbo or the North Kitsap Herald office, 18887 State Route 305, Suite 700. Donations can also be mailed to Bellringer Fund, P.O. Box 1244, Poulsbo, WA 98370.
The help number for the fund is (360) 697-6087.
Donations through Dec. 15:
$50 Happy Holidays from Mark, Julianne, Bryan and Alex Haupt
Carol Bedinger $50
$200 Merry Christmas from the Veal Family
$20 In memory of Ray Husby and Asbjorn Svarthumle
from Donna Svarthumle
Dorothy the Dalmatian $100 In memory of
my buddy, Thor the black Lab
Jay and Sandi Dahlquist $1,900 In memory of the late,
great Bernie, our best employee
John and Jacqui Cain $50 In memory of Grandpa John
and Aunt Karlyn
Betse and D. Bowen King $100
Beryl Anne and Harry James Family Fund $500
Pricilla Chapter No. 96 Eastern Star $50
Douglas and Leann Mong $100 In memory of our fathers, Fritz Brost
and Harold Mong
Warren G. Harding Masonic No. 260 $100
Herb and Elda Armstrong $150 In memory of family members
Ross Cook and family $300
Bill Austin $250 For Patty Lent
Chloe and Caitlin $200 In memory of Daddy
Bernadette McBride $150 In memory of Edna Loveland
Arne and Lee Stadshaug $25 In loving memory of Ed and Lois Stadshaug
$50 In memory of Irene Lavorato
President Council of Martha and Mary $25
Mildred Lindvig $100 In memory of Maurice
Olympic Vintage Auto Club $100
Lydel Construction $250
Karl and Kelly Hadley $1,000
Mary Beth and Keith Johnson $100 In memory of our parents
Bill and Jean Locke $100 In memory of loved ones
Mick and Patti Sheldon $50 Merry Christmas
Cora Caldart $75 In memory of Clyde and our parents
Scott and Georgene Corey $250
Mike and Kim Perigard $100 In memory of Martin Schechert and
Anonymous In memory of Joe, Edith, Ada and old-time Poulsbo
Tom and Judy Driscoll $50 In memory of Grace and Elmer Schmidt
and Becky and Bobbe Driscoll
The Saturday Pinochle Club $150
Jack and Mildred Roof $250 Merry Christmas to our grandchildren
Jason, Jennifer, Emilee and Marshall
Harriet $20 In memory of Inga Berge
Roger and Marcia Serwold $100 In memory of Olaf and Helen Serwold
Garrett Lehmann $1.03
Rachel Lehmann $4.04
Collin Lehmann $6.92
Delaney Lehmann $15
Hunter Lehmann $20
Todays total $7,426.99
Running total: $20,652.99, $9,347.01 short of $30,000 goal.